Man charged for alleged bear spray attack

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OLIVER - Charges have been laid after a 59-year-old woman alleged her apartment was being filled with bear spray.

The incident was reported to emergency services Sept. 8 at about 11 p.m. Mounties went to the home in the 600 block of Earle Crescent in Oliver to find a can of bear spray wrapped in electrical tape close to the apartment. The woman was treated by EHS for exposure to bear spray.

The investigation led to the arrest of a 19-year-old Oliver man for break and enter, mischief and assault. He was released and will appear in Penticton Provincial Court Oct. 2.

An exploded IED complaint from the same residence made media attention Aug. 12, but police say so far they don't believe the two incidents are related.

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