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Why Did Environmental Police Kill A Bear In Newton?

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Environmental police killed a bear in Newton this weekend. (Newton Police on Facebook)
Environmental police killed a bear in Newton this weekend. (Newton Police on Facebook)

Massachusetts Environmental Police say they tried to tranquilize a young black bear found in a tree in Newton over the weekend. But the tranquilizer gun malfunctioned, so the bear was shot and killed.

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Chris Baker, lieutenant colonel with the Massachusetts Environmental Police

This segment aired on June 3, 2013. The audio for this segment is not available.

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