Bear euthanized after attacking person inside Aspen-area home

Stock photo of brown bear.
Stock photo of brown bear.(Colorado Parks and Wildlife)
Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 5:58 AM MDT
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ASPEN, Colo. (KKTV) - Wildlife officials have euthanized a bear after it attacked someone inside a home Friday morning.

The attack happened on the northwest side of Aspen around 1:30 a.m. According to wildlife officers, the homeowner heard noises in the house and was attacked while investigating the sound. The bear attacked the homeowner with a paw swipe to face, resulting in serious injuries to the victim’s head and neck, which required surgery. The homeowner is expected to survive.

The bear reportedly got into the home through the front door.

Wildlife officials confirmed the bear was located around noon and was euthanized.

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