LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man is recovering after being injured by a bear at a Los Angeles-area campground.
The sheriff’s office reports a small bear tried to enter the man’s tent at the Millard Campground above Altadena Saturday at about 2 a.m. Authorities say the camper was looking at his iPad and that his tent collapsed as the bear tried to get in.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fremont Sexual Assault Suspect Now Charged in 3rd Case; Additional Victims Sought
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The man did not know he was injured until he felt something dripping from his face. Investigators say it appears the bear scratched the man on his forehead. He was taken to a local hospital and required 18 stitches to close the wound.
The Millard Campground is being closed for 72 hours.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: East Bay Moviegoers Carefully Step Back Into Theaters
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