260-pound black bear trapped near Downtown Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Game Commission trapped a 260-pound black bear Wednesday morning next to a Lower Hill District dumpster near Downtown Pittsburgh. A sighting of the bear was first reported on Dec. 6 in the 5700 block of Penn Avenue, but it disappeared.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission trapped a 260-pound black bear Wednesday morning next to a Lower Hill District dumpster near Downtown Pittsburgh.

A sighting of the bear was first reported on Dec. 6 in the 5700 block of Penn Avenue, but it disappeared, said Douglas Bergman, a game commission warden covering Allegheny County.

Then, within the past week, the bruin was reported raiding dumpsters at the Energy Innovation Center along the Lower Hill’s Bedford Avenue and the nearby Boy Scouts building, he said.

The managers of the innovation center discovered that their dumpster was broken into and used video surveillance to discover that a bear was eating the trash, Bergman said.

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