Members on Patrol overnight encountered a large black bear within city limits. Officers encountered the bear around midnight in the 1300 Block of 2nd Avenue West.
The bear began moving through the nearby residential area and into a yard in the 300 Block of 14th Street West. Several pedestrians were rushed out of the area by police due to public safety concerns.
Police attempted to coax the bear away from the residential area but were unsuccessful. Police used a firearm to euthanize the bear out of concern for public safety.
No officers or members of the public were injured.