Man arrested for allegedly discharging bear spray at construction site

A man is facing a possible charge of assault with a weapon after he entered a West Vancouver construction site office and allegedly discharged bear spray.

Police were called to a construction site office near Park Royal South on Monday around 8:30 a.m. for the disturbance.

According to workers at the site, a man walked in and claimed he was looking for work. One of the workers thought they recognized the man as possibly being a suspect from a theft reported at the site last week.

When a worker tried to call police, the man began to struggle with another worker. During the ensuing struggle, the suspect allegedly discharged bear spray at both workers and fled the office.

Investigators, after speaking with workers and witnesses, were able to identify and locate the 29-year-old male suspect at a nearby home in the 300 block of Kwum Kwum Road. He was arrested without incident.

The suspect remained in custody overnight and was scheduled to appear in North Vancouver Provincial Court today. Police have recommended a charge of assault with a weapon and a charge of breach of probation.


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