WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-red01, ww color red

Latest News

Man Injured In Bear Attack Near Superior

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things For April 17, 2014
  2. Controversy Follows Owner Of Dilapidated Worthington Mall
  3. Midday Headline For 4/17
  4. Young MN Millionaires: On-Demand's Heather Manley
  5. Local Artist With Autism Gets International Attention

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Police say a man has been hospitalized after being mauled by a bear in the southern edge of Superior.

The Duluth News Tribune reports Superior police officers were called to the southern edge of town on a report of a mauling about 8 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the man was with a female hunting partner who had set up over some bait, hoping to take a deer, when the bear appeared. The man tried to chase it off, but the animal turned on him.

Sgt. Adam Poskozim says the man wounded the bear with a knife and the woman shot it with an arrow, but the animal was still alive when police arrived.

The man was taken to a Duluth hospital with wounds to his right thigh and wrist. His name was not immediately released.

Police officers worried the wounded animal posed a danger to others, so they hunted it down and killed it.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus