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Anchorage Police Department
Wednesday June 20th, 2018 :: 10:49 a.m. AKDT


Brown bear attack at end of Hiland Road in Eagle River; please avoid the area

At 10:28 AM on June 20, 2018, Police Dispatch were notified that one of the people searching for missing person Michael Soltis had been attacked by a brown bear near the area at the dead end of Hiland Road in Eagle River.
The victim is being transported to a hospital with serious injuries to his leg; he is expected to survive. 
The bear’s location is unknown at this time.  Police are asking people to avoid the area and for the searchers to leave the area as well.

Case 18-24713

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

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