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Man attacked with bear spray on Bear Mountain

A 38-year-old male was attacked in the 1900 block of Bear Mountain Parkway, April 19 by two other men.

The victim was punched, pepper sprayed and stuck with a baton at 5:20 p.m. The two attackers then fled, with a woman, in a blue Volkswagen Golf down the mountain towards Millstream Road.

West Shore RCMP set up a traffic stop on the bottom of Bear Mountain Parkway and arrested three suspects. A search revealed a baton, a pellet pistol and a can of bear spray, said acting Sgt. Kathy Rochlitz of West Shore RCMP.

Police say the attack was provoked because the victim owed one of the suspects money.

The female, of Victoria, was released without charges. The two men, one from Shawinigan Lake and the other from Victoria, were released on a recognizance to appear in court May 16.

 

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