Police Chase Black Bear Through Alaska City

Anchorage is home to some 300 bears, but police say encounters like this are rare

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A young black bear led police on a two-hour chase through the streets of downtown Anchorage, Alaska — scurrying down sidewalks and across lanes of traffic and even ducking behind a Pizza Hut along the way.

The Anchorage Police Department said they first received a call about the four-legged suspect around 6 p.m. Thursday. Police followed the bear until after 8 p.m., when the state Department of Fish and Game ended the animal's city tour.

Video of the bear's exploits posted on Facebook by Anchorage police had been viewed more than 1 million times.

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No one was hurt during the bear's escapades. Police said wildlife officials relocated the furry tourist.

Anchorage is home to some 300 bears, but police say encounters like this are rare.

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