WATCH: Bear spotted in Port Perry taken down

Police northeast of the GTA had warned residents to say indoors after a bear was spotted in Port Perry.

Durham Regional Police posted a tweet at about 7:30 a.m. Friday saying a bear was ``running loose'' in the town.

Police located the bear, which climbed a tree in a residential neighbourhood.

When the Ministry of Natural Resources to arrived, emergency services personnell were able to safely remove the bear from the tree and transport it.