Persistent bear spends over 8 hours in Washington neighborhood tree
RENTON, Wa. - A bear has spent over eight hours in a tree in a Washington neighborhood Wednesday.
Local authorities say the bear climbed the tree around 7 a.m. PT (9 a.m. CT) and has been there ever since. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department was called to the scene to try and get the bear down.
Local news stations say that authorities on the scene have been using "fireworks" and other means to lure the bear closer to the ground so they can safely hit it with tranquilizer darts.
The local elementary school, which is located about a block from the scene, was let out early due to the incident.
As of 9:15 p.m. CT, the bear remains in the tree.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Baton Rouge security company offers active-shooter technology as part of security training
Central City Council approves funding for more license plate readers
Laplace bracing for 2022 hurricane season
After owners' sex crime arrests, Tiki Tubing no longer plans to open...
Orange Beach to beef up safety protocols ahead of memorial day weekend
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"
VIDEO: Former Tigers and Saints receiver Devery Henderson talks with Corey Rholdon...