People began crowding to see the bear, and a tranquilizer could not be found, so authorities killed the wild animal to ensure public safety, Police Chief Tom Lauth said.
"We had to call extra help just to keep people back," Lauth
"There was a large amount of citizens out, interested in the bear, wanting to see it, wanting to take pictures of it.
They don't understand the dangers of backing (a bear) in a corner. ... They're wild animals."
A call came in about 9 a.m. Friday from officials at a local school, Lauth
"Our main concern was the public," Lauth