Bear-spraying incident leads to arrest in Williams Lake

One male is in custody after a bear-spraying incident in Williams Lake Tuesday.

“We received a report around noon of a bear-spraying incident outside 7-Eleven,”  said Williams Lake RCMP Corp. Chris McGee.

“Suspects fled the scene prior to the police arriving.”

Police officers were able to track down one suspect at a nearby residence and he was taken into custody while he attempted to flee.

“The suspect remains in custody and is well-known to police,” McGee said.

“I think the target was one individual, but several bystanders were exposed to the residual effects of the bear spray.”

McGee said it was another example of bear spray being used for illegitimate reasons.


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