Bear Found Near Taxiway at Bradley Air National Guard Base

The bear was euthanized around 10 p.m. Thursday.

By Ari Mason
|  Friday, Jul 11, 2014  |  Updated 6:57 AM EDT
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Bear Found Near Taxiway at Bradley Air National Guard Base

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Law enforcement responded to the Bradley Air National Guard Base in Windsor Locks after a bear ended up near a taxiway.

Authorities have euthanized a bear that found its way over to a taxi terminal near Bradley Air National Guard Base in Windsor Locks on Thursday night.

According to police, the bear was first spotted around 6:30 a.m. and was seen wandering around town throughout the day.

The animal hadn't caused any problems until making its way onto airport property. It was found near a taxiway at the National Guard base in Windsor Locks.

State police and airport police worked to keep the bear away from the airport but authorities ended up euthanizing the animal around 10 p.m.

The exact circumstances of the bear's euthanasia are unclear.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division also responded to the scene.

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