October 11, 2017
A black bear that entered the post office at the Anchorage airport was killed Sunday after police couldn’t get the animal to go back outside, officials said.
The bear entered the Anchorage Processing and Distribution Center through a door trucks use to access the building, said Dawn Peppinger, spokeswoman for USPS.
“It’s just one of the doors that we use when we move mail in and out the facility,” Peppinger said.
Airport police were called around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. Harry Crippen with the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Police and Fire.
Police found the bear but were unable to herd it back outside through an open garage door. They corralled it into a garbage compactor room, at which point the animal become aggressive and it was shot, Crippen said.
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