Sunshine Coast RCMP is investigating an alleged assault involving bear spray.
According to RCMP, on Monday, Sept. 9 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a verbal altercation occurred between two males, both very well known to the police, in the parking lot outside Tim Hortons in Gibsons.
“During the altercation one of the males produced a can of bear spray and sprayed the other male in the face,” said Sgt. Russ Howard in a news release. “The suspect then departed the scene running down Gibsons Way towards Sunnybrook Mall. The suspect was located a short time later and arrested for assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.”
The suspect was released from custody with an initial appearance in court set for Oct. 30. As the suspect has not made a court appearance to hear the formal charges, his name cannot be released.
The victim was transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital where he received treatment for the bear spray.
— Submitted by SC RCMP