ANCHORAGE -

A black bear sow seen with two cubs across Anchorage in recent weeks has been killed by Alaska Department of Fish and Game workers Thursday, according to the department's local biologist.

Jessy Coltrane says the bear was euthanized Thursday. She didn't immediately give the time or location why the bear was put down, but says it was due to garbage-related issues.

Coltrane did confirm that the bear was the same one seen Tuesday at Goose Lake, prompting Anchorage police officers to respond and scare it off by firing "less-lethal" munitions after visitors to a swimming area at the lake expressed safety concerns.

It’s not clear whether the bear was the same one seen earlier this month in the U-Med district, frequenting the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Fish and Game had asked that people respect the bear’s space and not approach too closely at the time.

According to Coltrane, both of the sow's cubs were successfully caught early Thursday evening.

Channel 2’s Nikki Carvajal and Abby Hancock contributed information to this story.

This is a developing story. Please check KTUU.com and the Channel 2 newscasts for updates.