The bear has been safely removed from the tree, according to the Danville Police Department.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries helped get the bear down.
A bear is on the loose in Danville.
The bear has been spotted up a tree off of Spring Street. A section of that road is closed.
Police and a game warden spent the morning searching the downtown area for a black bear. Someone spotted the bear this morning around 4:30 a.m. and called police.
Leonard Harville took these pictures as law enforcement tracked it down.