Report of girl scratched by a bear in Amherst

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Right now the State Environmental Police are at Tracy Circle in Amherst for a bear that scratched a 17 year old girl.

Right now, the bear is in a tree.

Amherst Police Sgt. Brian Johnson told 22News they are trying to figure out whether to tranquilize the bear.

The girl was not seriously hurt, only minor scratches.

She was out walking her dog when she was scratched and Sgt. Johnson said she jumped on top of a car to avoid the bear.

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