The headstrong black bear wanders into the town, found by the Pittsburgh police in a number of districts – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police and public security officers in Pittsburgh are on high alert after several black bears wandered through homes here in town.

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Pittsburgh Police Zone 3 officials say they saw the bear in both Overbrook and Mt. Washington early on Wednesday morning.

Photo Credit: Karen Howells /

In Overbrook, the police saw the bear on Groveland Street. A second sighting occurred on Wyoming Street near Shiloh Street, then the bear was spotted again on Sweetbriar and Lupton Streets on the mountain. Washington, near Duquesne Heights.

The video from the South Side Slopes also shows the bear walking down St. Joseph Way at around 3 a.m.

(Video courtesy of Karen Howells /
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Around 5 a.m., KDKA viewer Dennis Boehm recorded a video on his cell phone of the giant bear wandering through the streets of Sweetbriar and Shaler in Duquesne Heights.

(Video courtesy of Dennis Boehm)

Zone 3 police officers called the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Animal Care and Control.

Police will warn residents of these areas if they see the bear – leave him alone and call 911 immediately to find out where he is.

People are also warned not to feed the bear under any circumstances.

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