Bear captured after climbing tree in residential neighbourhood in Port Perry

Police say a bear that strayed into a community about 80 kilometres northeast of Toronto has been captured.

Officers warned residents of Port Perry, Ont., to stay indoors Friday morning after the bear was spotted.

Durham regional police tweeted at about 7:30 a.m. that a bear was ``running loose'' in the town.

The bear was found in a tree in a residential neighbourhood, where it was eventually tranquilized without incident and taken away in a truck.

Police say the Ministry of Natural Resources planned to tag the bear before releasing it in the Bancroft, Ont., area.