Newton police warning of black bear in a tree

NEWTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Newton police are warning residents to avoid a section of Centre Street after a black bear was spotted in a tree Tuesday night.

In a post on the department’s Twitter page, Newton police said the black bear was seen in a tree in the area of 1320 Centre St. Residents are being urged to “use caution and avoid the area.”

Police said the adult black bear has been in the tree all day and they believe it arrived in the area by walking across the train tracks nearby. The environmental police advised Newton police to monitor the bear and see if it comes down on its own.

Environmental police said if the bear remains in the tree overnight, they will come get it down on Wednesday.

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