Bear spotted in suburban Philadelphia captured

    Authorities say a bear roaming through a suburban Philadelphia community has been captured and taken out of the area.

    Officials in Bucks County said the animal was spotted in a wooded area behind the Pennsbury Racquet and Athletic Club in Morrisville just before 3 p.m. Saturday.

    Falls Township police contacted the Pennsylvania Game Commission, which hit the bear with a tranquilizer dart and removed it from the area.

    Lt. Hank Ward of the township police department said the animal weighed 161 pounds. No injuries were reported.

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