Washington, D.C., police officers announced that a black bear was tranquilized and captured after wandering through a local neighborhood Friday.
Metropolitan Police Department officials initially warned the public about the bear sighting shortly before 7:30 a.m. Friday.
Police reported that there were road closures due to a large black bear.
The animal was spotted by residents around Franklin Street in northeast D.C.
Metropolitan Police Department officials warned the public about the black bear sighting shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Friday morning. (FOX 5 DC)
“The bear climbed down from the tree and is running in the backyards of homes in the 1300 block of Franklin Street, Northeast,” MPD tweeted. “If you are resident in the block, please stay inside.”
Pictures from the scene show the bear sitting on top of a tree before crawling back down.
Fox News Digital reached out to MPD for more information, but no new details are available.