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Amherst restaurant evacuated after bear spray released

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AMHERST, N.S. – A downtown Amherst business was temporarily evacuated early Wednesday due to the deployment of bear spray.

Police received a complaint just after 10 a.m. about a fight between two women at Tim Hortons on the corner of Church and Victoria Street. During the incident, a man allegedly sprayed another man with bear repellant.

Police received a complaint just after 10 a.m. about a fight between two women at Tim Hortons on the corner of Church and Victoria Street. During the incident, a man allegedly sprayed another man with bear repellant.

Two people complained of the effects of the spray and were treated by EHS at the Amherst Police Department.

A 34-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were arrested. The man is facing several charges including assault with a weapon, breach of a weapons prohibition, mischief and charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The woman is facing assault charges.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Amherst Police at 902-667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

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