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Grizzly bear that killed woman near Yellowstone euthanized after breaking into Montana house

A grizzly bear linked to the death of a woman near Yellowstone National Park in July and a non-fatal attack in Idaho years earlier has been killed after the animal broke into a Montana home, officials said Wednesday.

The bear and a cub had broken through a kitchen window of an unoccupied home in West Yellowstone on Saturday and took a container of dog food, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks said in a news release.

Officials shot the adult grizzly and captured the cub later Saturday evening “due to an immediate public safety threat from the bear’s food-conditioned behavior,” the agency said.

The adult bear, a 10-year-old female originally captured for research in 2017, was genetically analyzed and confirmed to have killed 48-year-old Amie Adamson near Yellowstone National Park in July, officials said.

More than 1,000 grizzlies roam the Yellowstone region of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Roughly the same number live in northwestern Montana around Glacier National Park.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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