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Crowd hit with bear spray in downtown Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH-Police say bear spray was deployed into a crowd of people during a large disturbance in downtown Peterborough early Sunday morning.   

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on September 16, 2018 officers responded to a large disturbance at the intersection of George and Charlotte Streets. It was reported that during the altercation the co-accused brandished bear spray and deployed the spray into the crowd that had gathered in the area.

 A short time later police located the suspects inside a motor vehicle where they were placed under arrest. During the search incident to arrest officers allegedly located a canister of bear spray along with an air soft rifle.

Prince Jah-King Sun Taitt, 20, of Southfield Avenue, Courtice, Ontario, is charged with the following:

·         Administer noxious thing with intent – endanger life or cause bodily harm

·         Assault with a weapon X5

 Tyler James Thompson, 21, of Central Park Boulevard, Oshawa, Ontario, is charged with the following:

 ·         Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose (bear spray)

·         Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm



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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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