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Bear wanders into US mall

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Latest News | Monday July 23 2012 11:07

Bear wanders into US mall

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Shoppers at a department store in the US state of Pennsylvania were evacuated after an unwanted guest - a young female bear - wandered in over the weekend.

The animal became trapped on Saturday night after entering the Sears store in the Pittsburgh Mills mall, located northeast of the city of Pittsburgh, through the automatic doors, reports said.

Shopper Matt Marcinik told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he had seen the bear running across the car park of the mall before it went into the store.

"It was running up and down the aisles," Marcinik told the newspaper. "It darted past several people. They didn't even know it was a bear."

Wildlife officials shot the roughly 57-kilogram bear - which was wearing a tracking device - with a tranquilliser and captured it.

No injuries were reported.

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