A black bear sighted in a tree on campus at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) was  removed by fire and police Thursday afternoon around 3:30 p.m.

Officials used tranquilizers and a net to remove the bear from the tree as a TV news helicopter circled the area. The bear will be relocated to a less populous area, officials say but they didn't specify where.

The black bear was sighted in a tree on the Ewing campus of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) today just before 2 p.m.

Around 1 p.m. a township-wide alert was issued to residents of the township via telephone warning of a wandering bear and urging residents to call the police if they encounter the bruin.

TCNJ students received an alert from the college indicating that a bear was sighted at the Green Lane playing field and was located in a tree outside Townshouses East.

The alert said, "Police are on the scene and Animal Control has been called so the bear can be safely removed."

VIdeo courtesy Brian McCarthy, On Scene News