Bear spray attack leads to charges for Brandon youth

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

On June 16, 2019 at approximately 9:30 pm, a suspect sprayed a male youth with bear mace while downtown. He fled the area on a scooter prior to police arriving at the scene. BFES treated the male at the scene. Initial reports indicated the suspect also chased several other youth with bear mace, while in the downtown area as early as 5:45 pm that day. The investigation has identified a suspect, a male youth, who was located and arrested Sunday evening. He will appear in court on July 23, 2019 on charges of Assault with a Weapon and Possess Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.