Greensboro, NC -- A bear cub is hanging out near NC A&T State University's campus after it was spotted in a tree earlier Wednesday morning.
Greensboro police said they received a call around 9:22 a.m. about the bear in a tree off US Highway 29 S near Sullivan Street. Police and wildlife officials slowed traffic while they evaluated the situation.
Greensboro police and Guilford County Sheriff deputies had tranquilizers ready in case the bear became aggressive.
The bear climbed down from the tree shortly after 2 pm, then got through a nearby gate.
WFMY News 2 has a crew out at the scene and will keep you update. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commision officials are aware of bear but because it is not a threat, they believe once it gets dark the bear will venture out.
Animal control estimate the cub weighs 60 pounds.
Police are asking residents to stay away from the area.
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