Elderly Woman Attacked By a Bear

A bear has attacked an elderly woman walking her dog in Gatlinburg.

The woman says she was returning to her cabin on Heiden Drive about 10:00 am when a black bear lunged at her, knocked her down, and bit her.

She says the bear then picked up her dog and dropped it.

Gatlinburg's police say the bear was rummaging through garbage when the attacked happened.

The woman was treated for minor injuries and the dog was not hurt.