US Army soldier dies after bear attack in Alaska

Wildlife troopers searching for bear in Anchorage

File photo.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A U.S. Army soldier has died of injuries sustained in a bear attack Tuesday in Alaska.

The soldier was part of a small group in a training area west of the Anchorage Regional Landfill when the bear attacked.

[TRENDING: Lyman High School students claim victory in battle over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ yearbook photos | Report: Passenger lands plane at Florida airport after pilot becomes ‘incoherent’ | Become a News 6 Insider (it’s free!)]

The name of the soldier was being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers are searching for the bear in the area, which is closed to the public for all recreation activity.

The 673d Security Forces Squadron initially responded to the incident.

No other information was immediately available

About the Author: