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Multiple youth arrested after police officer and transit driver bear-sprayed
Published Friday, February 28, 2020 5:20AM CST Last Updated Friday, February 28, 2020 5:32AM CST
SASKATOON -- A 16-year-old female and four other youth are facing weapons-related charges after allegedly spraying a Saskatoon police officer and a transit driver with bear spray.
Saskatoon police responded to a call at 33rd Street and Avenue B Thursday evening, where the five youth reportedly had sprayed and spit at a transit driver.
Officers were taking the suspects into custody when a female sprayed the officer in the face with bear spray, according to police. Two females were arrested at the scene. The males ran, but were caught by additional officers, police say.
All five youth are in custody and are facing numerous charges, including assault on a police officer.