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Game Commission Doubts Bear Attack Claim

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NORTH UNION TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A man from Fayette County claims he was attacked by a bear, but the Pennsylvania Game Commission does not believe his story.

Adam Knopsnider, 25, said he was cleaning a camper Tuesday night, when he heard some commotion.

When he went out to investigate, he claims he was attacked by a “bear or something.”

However, officials with the Game Commission said there is no reason to believe this was actually a bear attack. They also mentioned that a dog was on the property where the attack happened.

According to the Game Commission, in the last 50-plus years there have only been three bear attacks in Pennsylvania. All three instances involved a mother protecting her cubs.

Knopsnider suffered a serious arm injury and was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W. Va. for treatment.

Officers with the Pennsylvania Game Commission said they will not close the case until they can speak to him.

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