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Two taken to hospital after pepper-spray incident at Safeway

Two people were taken to hospital on Friday evening after a man discharged pepper spray at the Safeway in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said a man released the spray in the front entrance of the store – located at 32500 South Fraser Way – just after 6 p.m.

MacDonald said the man then went to the customer service counter and told them what he had done, saying he had found a can of pepper spray in the parking lot and wanted to see if it was working.

He then fled the scene on foot.

Several paramedic units, along with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services, were called to the scene to treat about 10 people who had been affected by the spray. Two people were later transported to Abbotsford Regional Hospital for observation.

MacDonald said police are trying to identify the culprit through store video.

 

 

 

 

 

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