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Bear spray used as weapon twice on weekend in Kamloops

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August 10, 2021 - 11:01 AM

Bear spray was used as a weapon in two separate incidents in Kamloops over the weekend.

In the first incident two people were reported to be fighting, one armed with a bike pedal and the other with bear spray, at Tranquille Road and Knox Street on Aug. 6, just before noon, according to an RCMP media release.

Police found an empty can of bear spray on one of them as well as suspected fentanyl and meth, which they seized.

In the second incident police traced an abandoned 911 call to a store on Seymour Street, Aug. 9 around 2:30 a.m.

A woman there told police she had been "bear maced" at Peterson Creek Bridge by a stranger after asking for her lighter back, RCMP said. She was transported to hospital and a suspect was not found.

The suspect was described as a Caucasian woman in her 30s, 5’10" tall with short, dark curly hair. 

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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