Vancouver Police are investigating a serious pepper spraying incident at an East Vancouver welcome event for Syrian refugees.
Just after 10:30 p.m. on Friday night, a large crowd of refugees, including children, were standing outside the Muslim Association of Canada Centre at 2122 Kingsway Avenue near Victoria Drive when an unknown man on a bicycle passed by and pepper sprayed the group.
Police say paramedics and firefighters treated a number of people for exposure to the pepper spray.
The suspect was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt at the time of the incident. The motive is not known, the investigation is in its early stages.