(CNN) -- A bicyclist riding to work in Anchorage, Alaska, was attacked by a brown bear Tuesday, police said.
Sean Berkey, 45, of Anchorage, was riding his bicycle to his office at the medical center where he works as a pediatric pharmacist. He was crossing a wooden bridge when a young female brown bear with a cub began to charge him, police reported.
Berkey tried to place his bicycle between himself and the bear, but the bear was able to attack him, police said. He suffered an ear laceraton, puncture wounds to his right calf, and several scratches.