Thursday morning a man was walking his dog on Lewis-McChord base in Washington. At an area by Engineer Bluff the dog ran off into the woods, then later came running out being chased by a black bear. The dog ran past the man, and as the bear ran past the man he swatted him with a paw, then continued chasing the dog.
The man a civilian Army employee, was treated by a medic for gashes to his abdomen, wrist and thigh. The dog was found later off base and was okay.
Washington wildlife officials are actively trying to trap the bear. From KHQ.com .