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Polar bear kills woman, boy in remote Alaska village

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Posted at 10:16 PM, Jan 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-18 09:46:12-05

WALES, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a polar bear has attacked and killed two people in a remote western Alaska village.

KTUU cites troopers as saying they received the report of the attack at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wales, on the western tip of the Seward Peninsula.

Troopers say initial reports indicate that a polar bear entered the community and chased multiple residents and then fatally attacked a woman and a boy.

Troopers say the bear was shot and killed by a local resident during the attack.

The names of the the two people killed were not released.