A polar bear killed a woman and a child in a remote Alaskan village

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According to the military, the bear was shot by a local resident when it attacked the couple.

WALES, Alaska (AP) – A polar bear has attacked and killed two people in a remote western Alaska village, state troopers said.

Alaska State Troopers said they received a report of the attack at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wales, on the western tip of the Seward Peninsula, KTUU reports.

“Initial reports indicate that a polar bear entered the community and chased several residents,” troopers wrote. “A bear attacked an adult woman and a minor man.”

According to the military, the bear was shot by a local resident when it attacked the couple.

The names of the two victims have not been released. Troopers said they are working to notify family members.

The trooper and the state Department of Fish and Game plan to go to Wales once weather permits, the dispatcher said.

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