WESTFIELD, NJ — A bear is in the area of Lawrence Avenue and Sinclair Place, Westfield Police announced Sunday at about 8:30 p.m. via Nixle.

“It is requested that residents be cautious and stay indoors until the bear has moved out of the area,” Police Chief David Wayman wrote. “Police are in the area to ensure public safety.”

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