MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 200-pound black bear found at a residence in southeastern Minnesota on Sunday had to be euthanized after it growled at authorities and posed a threat to residents in the area, according to the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities were called at about 9:01 p.m. Sunday to a residence at 719 Grand Street in Chatfield on a report of a bear sighting. Chatfield is located south and east of Rochester.

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When officers arrived, they found an adult black bear in a tree at the residence. Officers were able to get the bear out of the tree by using lights and noise, but it would not leave the area.

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Authorities say the bear then started growling at officers, and it wasn’t the first time a bear had been in the area. Other residents had called authorities about the bear in area back yards and porches the last few days.

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Due to the bear causing a threat to citizens in the area, authorities decided to euthanize it. Both a DNR officer and a sheriff’s deputy shot the bear simultaneously. The DNR officer took possession of the bear, which authorities say was an adult male and weighed more than 200 pounds.