Two teens were arrested after a father and son were bear sprayed in East Vancouver this weekend.
Sgt. Steve Addison with the Vancouver Police Department told Daily Hive that the incident happened near the Nanaimo SkyTrain Station.
“A father and son were walking around 9 p.m. after the Whitecaps game when confronted by a group of teens,” he said.
The Vancouver Police Department tweeted out details of the incident on Sunday, May 15.
#VPDscanner Two teens were arrested in East Van last night after a father and son were assaulted with bear-spray near Nanaimo Station. The teens, 13 and 17, allegedly made racist comments after the assault. Both taken to jail. Assault, weapons & breach charges being considered.
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) May 15, 2022
“There was a verbal exchange and one of the teens allegedly deployed bear spray…We believe the suspects and victims were familiar with each other.”
According to VPD, officers found the teens, who are known to police, nearby and arrested two of them. Both have since been released, pending the completion of the investigation.
“The teens were in possession of crack cocaine,” said Addison.
More to come…
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