UM officials issue alert about aggressive bear near campus

University of Montana officials have issued an alert warning community members that an aggressive bear has been spotted just south of campus.

Several people called 911 at around 3:30 a.m. Friday, complaining that an aggressive bear was in garbage cans in the 1600 block of Madeline Ave., growling, and acting aggressively.

Officers have not been able to get the bear to move on and are asking people to stay clear of the area, as wildlife officials respond