Woman Attacked By Bear In Frederick

A woman was attacked by a bear Wednesday night in Frederick County, Maryland.


Deputies with the Frederick County Sheriffs Office along with officers from Maryland Natural Resources Police responded to Irongate Lane, off of Shookstown Road, for woman who was attacked by a bear outside of her home.

The woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. Officials believe her injuries are non-life-threatening.

While on the scene of the attack, police found a bear cub, weighing around 50 pounds, up in a tree. Officials believe the woman may have come between the cub and it’s mother.

The bear is collared and tracked by DNR. Police were not able to find her.

By:  Dianah Gibson