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Bear sighted roaming across Framingham neighborhoods

The police department is urging residents to “stay safe and be aware."

Some residents in Framingham woke up to a startling sight Tuesday morning: a bear roaming through the neighborhood. The bear was first spotted on Spruce Street around 6:45 a.m., then again on Eleanor Road a few minutes later, the police department said in a Facebook post.

A video from NBC Boston captures the bear crossing the street into the yard of a Spruce Street home. Behind the house is a wooded area. Police last reported a sighting at 7:20 a.m. in the area of Knight Road. The department urged residents to “stay safe and be aware” in the Facebook post.

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Environmental police officers responded to the road around 9 a.m. after the bear was observed crossing it. Since then, there have been no additional sightings, according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Officers remain in the area to monitor the situation, an EEA spokesperson said.

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