Campground near Altadena remains closed after bear attack

- The Millard Campground near Altadena remained closed Monday while authorities continued their efforts to find a bear who injured a camper over the weekend.

The incident occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday, according to the Altadena Sheriff's Station.

"A small bear pushed in a tent in (the) campground,'' sheriff's officials said. "The tent came down on a male adult, and the bear appeared to be attempting to open the tent.''

The man was apparently looking at his iPad when the tent fell.

"Two other campers saw an approximately 120-pound bear running away from the area,'' sheriff's officials said.

The man was treated at a hospital, where about 18 sutures were needed to close a wound on his forehead.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were notified.

According to news outlets, rangers detained a bear on Saturday who was in a tree about a half mile from the camp.

"We collected the sleeping bag, the tent that was ripped. We grabbed some bear feces, and then we take blood, hair, saliva swabs from the bear. And if we have a match on the two, we know we have the offending animal," said Lt. Jon Healy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

But there was no match, so the bear was released back to the wild, news outlets reported.

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