Police warn Harrison and Kearny residents of ‘multiple sightings of a black bear’

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The Harrison Police Department is warning area residents, including in the neighboring Town of Kearny, that there have been “multiple sightings of a black bear.”

Photo courtesy of the Harrison Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“There have been multiple sightings of a black bear in the Harrison/Kearny area. If you see the bear, please use caution and do not approach, contact the Harrison Police Department immediately! (973)483-4100,” the Harrison Police Department wrote on Facebook this morning.

The HPD later said that a bear had been spotted near the Red Bull Arena, as well as the Kearny Walmart, which is near the Harrison border.

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife recommends covering your garbage if a bear is spotted in your neighborhood, since they will typically sift through trash for food.