Bear Attacks 72-Year-Old Minnesota Woman CBS Minnesota: A 72-year-old Minnesota woman faced an unwelcome visitor Monday night as she took her dog outside. A black bear attacked her, clawing her and biting her in the arm and leg. A law enforcement officer shot and killed the bear, and the woman is expected to make a full recovery. She is the fifth person to experience a bear attack in Minnesota since 1987. Authorities believe the bear, a female, was attracted by the woman's bird feeder.