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Officers kill black bear on loose in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- A black bear on the loose in Parkersburg has been killed by law enforcement officers.

Media outlets report that officers fatally shot the male bear around 12:30 a.m. today, about 45 minutes after it was sighted.

Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin says officials were concerned about public safety.

The bear weighed about 250 pounds to 300 pounds.



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