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.