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Bush happened yesterday while the man was hiking with his wife on a popular trail near the -- -- Yellowstone.
Officials say the wife screamed for help and somebody called 911.
Park -- claim the bear was just reacting to protect tourists it's it's protected two clubs.
We're told it's the first deadly bear attack in Yellowstone and a quarter century.
Trace Gallagher with the new details in the West Coast -- -- bureau and what more do we know about how this -- race.
When a ship the husband or wife or hiking and a back woods -- some heavy pine trees they stop -- about a hundred yards up in the distance they began to slowly back away then they turned in the began walking away.
They turned over their shoulder and they bear -- -- a full charge remember.
Grizzly bears can hit speeds of up to 35 miles per hour the husband told the wife to run.
The bear then quickly overtook the husband and mauled him to death.
The -- hid in some brush nearby there actually then came over her she played dead -- bear picked her up.
And dropped -- she was not harmed.
And we now know the victim is 57 year old Brian Matty ice sheet his wife his Maryland they both lived here in Southern California ship.
Park officials say something like this hasn't happened as I mentioned more than two decades but -- certainly been attacks there.
-- it in -- nearby area -- certainly haven't -- June of last summer a hiker was killed just outside the gates of Yellowstone park in in July that very famous attack with the bear actually came down out of the woods and attack some sleeping campers.
Outside of Yellowstone park he killed one man he injured two others that bear by the way was trapped and killed.
Because the experts said it was aggressive and it was predatory.
And as you said the bear in this most recent case will not be trapped because they believe it was just acting normally -- acting as bears will Trace Gallagher live in Los Angeles.
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