Investigation Underway into Reported Bear Attack South of Libby

Type of bear and circumstances of attack still unknown, officials say

By Tristan Scott

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks staff are investigating a reported bear attack in a remote section of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby.

On May 17, at approximately 11:30 a.m., FWP personnel responded to the report of a bear attack on an adult woman. The victim reported the incident and was transported via ambulance to an area along U.S. Highway 2 before ALERT Air Ambulance transported her to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

The FWP Region 1 Wildlife Human Attack Response Team was dispatched to the area immediately upon notification. The team is investigating the scene.

The type of bear involved in the conflict is unknown at this time, as are the circumstances of the encounter.

Further details will be released when they become available.

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