POLICE – Building partially evacuated after suspected bear spray incident

Surveillance camera photo. (Image:RCMP)

A common area of a building on the 200-block of Victoria Street West had to be cleared out after suspected bear spray was released into its front foyer.

On Feb. 6, around 8 p.m., Kamloops RCMP officers responded to the address and saw an orange residue on the foyer’s wall and floor, which had made it difficult for some people to breathe.

Police reviewed surveillance and observed three men approach the entrance around 7:36 p.m. One of the men released a spray before all three fled.

Two of the men were in dark clothing and appeared to have their hoods up; one of them carried two bags: one dark, one orange. A suspect who fled on a red bike appeared to be Caucasian with a yellow or bright green camo jacket.

RCMP are asking anyone who knows who the suspects are or have information related to this file, please call Kamloops RCMP and reference file 2021-4059.

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