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RCMP investigate bear spray and gun incidents in Fort Smith


Fort Smith RCMP say they are investigating an apparent attempted bear spray attack and firing of a gun just after midnight on Monday. No injuries have been reported.

According to an RCMP news release, a resident reported seeing someone attempt to use bear spray on others near a home on St Ann’s Street in Fort Smith on Monday at 12:15am.

Police later received a report that a gun was fired into the home – on the same street – of someone involved in the earlier bear spray incident. 

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RCMP say the investigation is ongoing and are asking anyone with information about the incidents to call the Fort Smith detachment at (867) 872-1111.

Anonymous tips can also be made through Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or texting “nwtnutips” with a message to 274637.

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