Out of the wild: Police chase bear through Alaska city

This Nov. 30, 2015 photo provided by Norm and Kristina Senna shows a black bear on a trail in Georgia, Vt. The lack of snow is contributing to delayed hibernation for some black bears and making snowshoe hares conspicuous to predators. Access to food is keeping some out of their winter dens and has prompted officials in Vermont and Massachusetts to urge residents to wait for snow before putting up bird feeders to avoid attracting bears. (Norm and Kristina Senna via AP)
This Nov. 30, 2015 photo provided by Norm and Kristina Senna shows a black bear on a trail in Georgia, Vt. The lack of snow is contributing to delayed hibernation for some black bears and making snowshoe hares conspicuous to predators. Access to food is keeping some out of their winter dens and has prompted officials in Vermont and Massachusetts to urge residents to wait for snow before putting up bird feeders to avoid attracting bears. (Norm and Kristina Senna via AP)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young black bear led police on a two-hour chase through the streets of downtown Anchorage, Alaska — scurrying down sidewalks and across lanes of traffic and even ducking behind a Pizza Hut along the way.

The Anchorage Police Department said they first received a call about the four-legged suspect around 6 p.m. Thursday. Police followed the bear until after 8 p.m., when the state Department of Fish and Game ended the animal’s city tour.

Video of the bear’s exploits posted on Facebook by Anchorage police had been viewed more than 1 million times.

No one was hurt during the bear’s escapades. Police said wildlife officials relocated the furry tourist.

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