Bear spotted in a tree at the Morristown Green

A black bear was spotted in a tree in Morristown Monday afternoon.

A black bear was spotted in a tree in Morristown Monday afternoon. (10/26/15)

MORRISTOWN - A lone black bear was spotted hanging out in a tree Monday afternoon at the Morristown Green.

Large crowds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the bear and began taking pictures and posting to social media about the experience.

Police officers cordoned off the area around the tree as a precaution.

The New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife was called in to relocate the bear.

The bear was tranquilized and brought down in a bucket truck by firefighters.

The 230-pound bear was tagged by officials and brought back to the woods.

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