UPDATED: Bear tranquilized near Colonial Avenue in Roanoke

WDBJ7 Web Staff
POSTED: 10:33 AM EDT Jun 03, 2013    UPDATED: 10:04 PM EDT Jun 03, 2013 
UPDATED: Bear tranquilized near Colonial Avenue in Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. -

A bear that spent much of the day wandering around southwest Roanoke has been tranquilized.

Animal control officers tranquilized the bear and captured it near Colonial Avenue Monday afternoon.  It will be moved out of the city and released.

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Roanoke police are looking for a bear that has been spotted throughout the city Monday.

The bear was first spotted Monday morning near Peter’s Creek Road and Shenandoah.

Police are now looking for the bear near Lakewood Park.

Check back for more updates.