A bear walked into the Anchorage airport post office and wouldn’t leave. Police shot it.

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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Bethany Brahmer

It was just looking for that package that was not delivered

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Carrie Padgett

really?? shot it?? everything has to be solved with frigging violence! OF COURSE it became aggressive when they herded and cornered it into a room it couldn’t escape from! this pisses me off.


I bet a trail of M n M’s would have worked.

Debbie Henry

That’s absolutely horrible. The answer to anything that is a problem just kill it. Evil people in this world

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