Woman attacked by bear in Frederick County

Posted at 10:59 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 07:52:56-05

A woman was attacked by a bear near Middletown in Frederick County Wednesday night, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police. 

Police said the woman, identified as 63-year-old Karen Osborne, was attacked on her property in the 7600 block of Iron Gate Lane around 9:20 p.m. A biologist and the Bear Response Team responded to the scene. 

A 50 pound bear cub was spotted in a tree nearby. The woman was taken to a Hagerstown hospital for treatment of puncture wounds to both arms, a broken arm and cuts to her head. 

The bear was later located and euthanized. 

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