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Bear attacks Tempe man at Tonto National Forest

PHOENIX — Arizona gaming officials say a Tempe man has been injured after
a bear attacked him in his tent at Ponderosa Campground in the Tonto
National Forest.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department said 30-year-old man suffered
lacerations and bites to his head and arm during the attack early Saturday
morning.

According to the department, the bear entered the man’s tent and attacked
him. Authorities say the man’s fiancee and a one-year-old child were also in
the tent but were able to escape unharmed and sound the alarm to other
campers in the nearby area.

The man, whose name was not released, was flown to the Phoenix area for
medical treatment.

U.S. Forest Service personnel evacuated the campground and are searching for
the bear who was later shot.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.