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A black bear that was spotted in a Cranston neighborhood has been safely captured in Providence.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management says the bear was captured Sunday morning near Rhode Island Hospital with help from city police. The bear was tranquilized, checked out and released back into a forest near the Connecticut border.

The bear was spotted Saturday night in the area near Pontiac Avenue. It's unclear why the bear was far from its normal habitat.

The department says that people should remain calm and stay away from a bear if they see it.




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