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Man arrested for alleged bear spray assault after asking about employment in West Vancouver

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Eric Zimmer Feb 20, 2018 4:33 pm 1,996

One man is in custody after an early morning assault involving bear spray at a construction site in West Vancouver on Monday.

Just after 8:30 am, West Vancouver Police (WVPD) were called to a construction site office at Park Royal South.

Workers reported a man had entered the office claiming he was looking for work, but that the man had been recognized by a worker at the site as the suspect in a theft incident a few days prior.

As one one worker attempted to call police, a struggle reportedly broke out between the suspect and another worker.

WVPD said it was at that point the suspect discharged bear spray at both of them and then fled the scene.

On Monday afternoon, police identified and arrested the 29-year-old suspect without incident at a home in the 300 block of Kwum Kwum Road in West Vancouver.

The suspect was held overnight at West Vancouver Police headquarters for a first appearance at North Vancouver Provincial Court today.

Investigators are recommending a charge of Assault with a Weapon and one count of Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

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Eric Zimmer
Staff Writer at Daily Hive.

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