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Bear cub spotted at children's playground in Collegedale, police ask public to stay away

Bear cub at children's playground in Collegedale, police ask public to stay away. (Photo credit: Brandi Gowan)

UPDATE: Officers say they believe the bear has been moving back to it's natural habitat. But police still urge people to stay away from imagination station and the greenway.

Officer David Holloway with the Collegedale Police Department says an adolescent bear is at the Imagination Station playground in Collegedale.

Officers think the 150 lb bear came over to the playground to get a drink.

Police are warning people to stay away from Imagination Station and the Greenway at this time.

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They hope the cub will return to the woods without incident soon, once he is finished.

This is a developing story. Depend on NewsChannel 9 to bring you any updates as they become available.

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