Rampaging Bear Injures 2, Attacks Military Camp, and Delays Flight in Japan

A wild brown bear has gone on a rampage in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo where it stormed an army base, injured 4 people, and ended up delaying flights.

The bear was spotted roaming around the city at around 3:30 a.m. local time and caused alarm to several residents.

“If you spot a bear, please be very careful, escape immediately and call 110,” announced the Hokkaido police. 

As a safety precaution, schools around the city closed down to prevent the children from being attacked by the bear. 

A woman in her 80s, a man in his 70s, and a man in his 40s were injured by the bear as it wandered inside the city. 

The bear was later caught on video crossing the road then charging inside Japan’s Self-Defense Forces base in the area and attacking a soldier before it went running off again. 

The bear was later spotted at the Sapporo Okadama Airport scaling a fence causing alarm to passengers and airport staff. 

The Okada airport was forced to delay 8 flights as the bear continued to roam the vicinity. 

The local government then enlisted two helicopters and a local hunters association to track down the bear. 

The tracking team later shot and killed the bear at around 11 a.m. in a forest near the airport.


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