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    Black Bear Caught Running Through NJ Community

    A black bear was seen running through a Westampton, N.J. neighborhood on Wednesday night. (Published Thursday, June 19, 2014)

    A black bear was spotted running through a Burlington County neighborhood on Wednesday night.

    NBC10 photojournalist Manny Noguera caught video of the bear as it ran through the parking lot of a business along Burlington-Mt. Holly Road in Westampton, N.J. just after 8 p.m.

    The bear then climbed a fence and went into a home's backyard.

    A resident on Glascow Road spotted the bear in a tree earlier in the day.

    Another resident, Bob Thomas, also caught sight of the bear as he roamed the exit way of Holly Hills Elementary School on Ogden Drive.

    "I saw him and stopped," said Thomas. "He looked at me for about 10 seconds and then wandered right across the road and went into the woods on the other side.

    A series of bear sightings have been reported across the county over recent weeks.