Man Shoots, Kills Brown Bear Near McHugh Creek

A hiking trail south of Anchorage has been closed after a man was charged by a brown bear and shot it with an assault rifle Sunday.

The incident took place between McHugh Creek and Rainbow along Turnagain Arm.

The man stayed at the scene and had a cellphone so he could report it.

He said he came upon the bear and made noise and the bear responded by charging him.

The weapon was an AK-74, a smaller caliber weapon than the AK-47.