Bear spray incident leads to arrest

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Source: BPS News Release

At approx. 12:25 AM today, officers were called to a business in the 3100 block of Victoria Ave for a bear spray incident.  The investigation revealed that three males had been removed from the business earlier in the night, they then returned a short time later and one of the males sprayed a number of other patrons with bear spray, just outside the building.  The suspects were located a short distance away and were arrested.  Further investigation revealed a 23 year old male of Grand Rapids was the one who had sprayed the other patrons.  He was arrested and has been charged with 2 counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and administer noxious substance.  He was held in custody and will appear in court later today.  The other two males involved were charged under the Liquor Gaming and Cannabis Control Act, for being disorderly in or around a licensed premise.