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Man Accused of Bear Spraying Off Duty Officers in Quesnel Apprehended

Quesnel RCMP report that a man who is alleged to have assaulted two off-duty officers with bear spray after committing a robbery from Walmart has been located.

23-year-old Aaron Smart was arrested Saturday afternoon almost 24 hours following the alleged offences.

Our off-duty officers reacted quickly and selflessly in their attempt to stop the robbery as it occurred but were hampered by the violence of the suspect,” Sgt. Andrew Burton said in a media release.

Their on-duty colleagues were quick to follow up with the investigation and make the arrest.

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Smart who was arrested on several other outstanding warrants currently remains in custody.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, August 28th.

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