Hiker Attacked by Wild Animal in Scantic River Park West in Enfield: PD

Police are warning hikers near Scantic River Park West in Enfield to be aware of an aggressive animal after a person was attacked Sunday morning.

Authorities said a hiker was attacked by a possible coyote or fox in Scantic River Park West off of Route 190 around 10:45 a.m.

The hiker was taken to a local hospital and has since been treated and released, officers added.

The incident is being investigated by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

"If you plan on hiking in the area, please be cautious and any sightings of an aggressive animal in the park should be reported to D.E.E.P. at (860) 424-3333," Enfield Police said in a post on Facebook.

The west entrance to the park is currently closed.

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