DANVILLE, Va. -

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.

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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.

PHOTOS: Bear stuck in tree in downtown Danville

POSTED: 12:12 PM EDT May 08, 2014    UPDATED: 01:11 PM EDT May 08, 2014 

A bear is stuck in a tree in downtown Danville on Spring Street.

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