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Wild bear shot after roaming through shopping centre in Russia

Published 15/10/2015 | 11:16

A wild bear leaves a shopping centre in Russia after pushing open its doors (AP/APTN)
A wild bear leaves a shopping centre in Russia after pushing open its doors (AP/APTN)

A wild bear has been shot and killed by police after wandering through a shopping centre in Russia.

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No injuries were reported as the bear smashed a window and roamed around the shopping centre. It then ran to a nearby playground in the city of Khabarovsk close to the Chinese border.

On leaving, the bear pushed open the store's doors and barrelled down the street. A video showed a camouflaged law enforcement officer pursue the animal and shoot it dead on the playground.

The Investigative Committee, Russia's main state investigative agency, has launched a probe into the legitimacy of police action.

The television report said the bear was between two and three years old.

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