Bear in tree in backyard of Arlington, Massachusetts home

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A black bear that was pursued by police in Arlington, Massachusetts for two hours climbed 30 feet up a tree in the backyard of a home Friday morning and is now surrounded by police and environmental officers who are assisting in getting the animal down, according to police and  media reports in Boston.

Police say a tranquilizer has been administered to the bear and officials are waiting for the effects of medication.

Police are warning residents to avoid the area.

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