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Take your kids and pets: Bear sighted in Lakewood

Take your kids and pets: Bear sighted in Lakewood

Take your kids and pets: Bear sighted in Lakewood

Lakewood police are advising city residents to keep children inside and pets on a short leash Thursday afternoon following reports of a roaming bear.

The bear was seen in the area between Edgewood Avenue Southwest and New Grove Avenue Southwest near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

“State fish and wildlife officers are aware and will come once they are done with a bear at another location,” Lakewood police told X.

In May, another bear led police and wildlife personnel on a chase through Tacoma neighborhoods until it climbed a tree in Lakewood, was tranquilized and later moved.

UPDATE 16:40: According to Lakewood police, the bear moved onto JBLM property.