LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — Wildlife authorities have killed a black bear after it charged and injured a woman near the town of Leavenworth in central Washington state.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said a woman had let out her dog at Saturday morning when an adult female bear charged her.
The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was being treated at an area hospital.
Wildlife officers using a specialized bear dog found and killed the sow later Saturday morning.
They also captured two cubs and took them to a wildlife rehabilitation facility.
Leavenworth is a Bavarian-style town on the east side of the Cascade Mountains.