A large black bear was roaming through northeast Portland early Wednesday morning. A resident called 911 around 3:15 a.m. to report seeing the bear near Northeast 38th and Killingsworth. Then police also spotted it.
It ran up a tree near Northeast 35th and Killingsworth, but came down and ran toward a crowd of reporters and bystanders sending them running.
The bear went up a large cedar tree near Northeast 37th and Jessup. An Oregon Fish and Wildlife officer fired a tranquilizer dart at the bear and it was knocked out.
Portland Fire Bureau crews used ropes to lower it to the ground. The bear was placed in a trailer cage and will be relocated to a forest outside of Portland.
Photo: KATU-TV Mary Loos