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HAGUE — A man from Hague was hospitalized Monday night after he was injured during an incident that apparently involved a bear, officials said.

Few details were available early Tuesday, but Ticonderoga Rescue Squad was dispatched late Monday to a situation where a man was seriously injured in a wooded area after claiming he had some sort of run-in with a black bear in woods off Overbrook Road. Overbrook Road intersects with Route 9N near Route 8.

A Warren County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher confirmed Tuesday that there was a report of an incident with a bear, but she said Tuesday morning that the state Department of Environmental Conservation was investigating.

DEC spokesman David Winchell acknowledged the agency was looking into a claim of an incident involving a bear, but said “it’s not clear what happened.”

He said he was not aware of any bear being located in the area after the report.

“Hopefully, in the next few days we will have a clearer picture,” he said.

A sergeant with the Sheriff’s Office said the man was apparently on a four-wheeler when he was injured.

Linda Mury, president of the Hague Fire Department, said the man suffered cuts that required 16 stitches and numerous staples, but he had been released from the hospital as of early Tuesday. The victim’s name was not released.

The fire department was called to a home on Overbrook Road at 9:18 p.m. for a man who was injured and had made his way to the home.

She said the man reported that 

More details will be posted when they become available.

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on poststar.com/app/blogs.

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