APTOPIX Bear in Tree Captured

Camp Hill, Pa. — A young black bear dove from a tree Tuesday into a giant tarp held up by wildlife, public safety, and rescue officials. Officials tranquilized the bear, which roamed into a suburban Pennsylvania neighborhood.

The bear showed up at lunchtime in a residential area of Camp Hill, outside of the capital city of Harrisburg. Nearby high school students and staff were told to stay indoors, and a stretch of road was closed.

Fire and rescue officials used a ladder truck to approach and tranquilize the bear. The sedated animal fell about 20 feet (6 meters) into a large blue tarp held up by wildlife officials, police, and firefighters. The animal was tranquilized again and then moved to a bear trap on a trailer, the news outlet reported.

Game officials said the bear did not appear to be fully grown and would likely be taken to state land elsewhere in central Pennsylvania. The Associated Press left a message with the Game Commission seeking details.