- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) - Wildlife officials have found and killed a black bear that attacked a camper in the mountains above Los Angeles.

The camper needed 18 stitches after his forehead was scratched when the bear tore into his tent around 2 a.m. Saturday at a campground in the Angeles National Forest near Altadena.

Later that day, wildlife experts caught a 120-pound, 2-year-old female bear about a mile from the campground.

Authorities say the bear was euthanized on Wednesday after genetic tests determined it was involved in the attack. It will be tested for rabies.

State wildlife policy calls for euthanizing bears that attack humans, although authorities say such attacks are rare.

Millard Campground was closed after the attack but it reopened Wednesday.

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