A report of a possible bear attack in the Angeles National Forest prompted an investigation by police and a state wildlife warden in Sierra Madre on Monday.
Sierra Madre Police Chief Larry Giannone told KTLA officers were checking on a “possible bear attack” in the Angeles National Forest, outside of the city’s jurisdiction, but he had no details.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed Sierra Madre police responding to Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park in the noon hour.
The park is in a residential area at the edge of the San Gabriel Mountain foothills.
A California Department of Fish and Wildlife warden pulled up to the park in a truck just before 1 p.m. A spokesman for the department confirmed that a warden was responding, but he had no information on the incident that prompted the state’s response.
Shortly after 1 p.m., a Forest Service truck also appeared. Angeles National Forest officials could not immediately be reached for more information.
The area is home to black bears, which sometimes venture into foothill residential areas. Bear attacks in California are extremely rare.
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KTLA’s Steve Bien and Irving Last contributed to this article.