Report of bear attack along Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Anchorage police on Sunday reported a bear attacked a hiker along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail near Point Woronzof.

According to Anchorage Police Department, the individual who was attacked suffered minor, non-life-threatening injuries. The department said in a community release that the black bear was last seen just west of the airport runway.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game was also alerted, and posted a sign warning of heightened bear danger in the area Sunday evening. A notice said an adult black bear made contact with a hiker around mile 7 of the trail.

Police and ADF&G officials are asking that if you are in the area, to please be bear aware and take proper precautions if utilizing the trail, including being observant of your surroundings and carrying bear spray.

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