Bear attack at Fort Lewis, Washington


Yesterday, physical training was cancelled across Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington due to a bear attack.  All military personnel were instructed to stay away from the Engineer Bluff training area Thursday afternoon.

It was reported that a civilian employee was attacked by a black bear while on the trails of the bluff.  He was taken to the Madigan Army Medical Center where he’s receiving treatment for non-life threating injuries.

PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY: Engineer Bluff on the JBLM Lewis Main training area is closed until further notice, due to a…

Posted by Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Thursday, April 16, 2015

According to Fox 13, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Washington State Department of Natural Resources will try to trap the bear and remove it from Engineer Bluff.

An email sent out to an Anonymous soldier to cancel PT due to the bear attack.  Photo credit: Imgur
An email sent out to an Anonymous soldier to cancel PT due to the bear attack. Photo credit: Imgur

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