A US Army soldier died after being attacked by a wild bear at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, the base announced in a news statement.
The soldier, who was not identified while next of kin were notified, was part of a small group training west of the Anchorage regional landfill, where Tuesday’s attack took place.
According to the base, the 673d Security Forces Squadron initially responded to the attack. Alaska wildlife troopers were looking for the bear.
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It was unclear what kind of bears attacked the soldier. The area will be closed to the public, the base said.
USA TODAY has contacted Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The base said more information would be released at a later date.