UPDATE | Bear in downtown Ottawa tranquilized

A small black bear has been tranquilized in a backyard in Ottawa's ByWard Market.

The bear spent four hours in a tree located in the backyard of a home.

The bear was tranquilized by NCC Conservation Officers around 8:30 a.m.

Ottawa Fire was being called in to help get the bear out of the tree.

Officials estimate the bear is 18 months to 2-years-old.

 It's unclear how the bear was able to wander into the market.

 

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