Winnipeg police arrested three people on Monday following multiple bear spray attacks in the St. Vital area.
Police say the suspects sprayed an employee at a convenience store in the 1600 block of St. Mary’s Road at around 9:30 p.m.
A second victim was sprayed in the face outside the store, where the suspects donned ski masks and fled the scene.
A third victim was sprayed in the 200 block of Meadowood Drive a short time later.
Police and the K9 unit located the suspects running through a parking lot. Three officers and a police service dog were sprayed in the face as they attempted to apprehend the trio.
A 13-year-old boy, an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, all from Winnipeg, were arrested and are facing numerous assaulted-related and resisting arrest charges.
All of the victims and the officers were treated due to spray contamination. The police service dog was decontaminated by their handler.