RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Bear spray used in North Shuswap home invasion

Police are investigating the incident but say the public is not at risk.

A January home invasion in which two women were hit with bear spray, is being investigated by Chase RCMP.

Police were called to Celista on Jan. 19 at 4:50 a.m. by a woman who said a man had kicked in her door and bear-sprayed her and her adult daughter. He left immediately after, nothing was stolen and no threats or demands were made. The man’s identity is not known.

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An ambulance crew helped the women deal with the painful effects of the spray.

The RCMP does not believe there is a threat to the public, nor was the house targeted randomly.



jim.elliot@saobserver.net

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