Two individuals were murdered on Tuesday when a polar bear invaded a town in Alaska and began chasing people, according to the Alaska State Troopers.
Officials from the state’s Department of Public Safety claimed in a blog post that a local citizen shot and killed the bear after it had fatally bitten an adult lady and a boy. The town of Wales lies on the Seward Peninsula, which is in the western section of the state near the Bering Strait, and this occurrence took place there.
At around 2:30 p.m. local time, a complaint of an assault was made to state troopers.
Troopers and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are en route to Wales as soon as the weather permits, and the next of kin of the two victims are being informed, according to the post.
According to the Anchorage Daily News, polar bear assaults seldom result in fatalities in Alaska. Biologists stated the bear that murdered a guy in Point Lay in 1990 was malnourished.
The sighting of polar bears in the Bering Strait area is likewise unusual, although has been documented. According to the state fish and wildlife department, they have been seen as far south as St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Strait.