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Kamloops RCMP probing bear spraying of woman

The incident occurred on Oct. 17 behind a business in the 300-block of Tranquille Road
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Kamloops Mounties are investigating after a woman reported being bear sprayed in the early-morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 17.

At about 1:30 a.m., police responded to a request from paramedics to come to the 300-block of Tranquille Road in North Kamloops in response to a reported bear spraying, which happened about an hour earlier behind a business.

Officers spoke with the woman, who said she did not know the suspect, describing him as “heavy” and noting he was riding a skateboard.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information related to it is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-36521.