Injured bear prompts closure of Interstate 495 in Raynham

RAYNHAM, Mass. — An injured bear prompted the closure of Interstate 495 in Raynham on Thursday afternoon.

Troopers and environmental police officers responding to a report of a bear in the median around 11 a.m. found the animal suffering from apparent injuries, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Officials sedated the bear and transported it to a Massachusetts Wildlife facility for treatment.

The highway was closed in both directions for a brief period of time. It has since reopened.

There were no additional details available.

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