On July 30, 2022, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Lac La Biche RCMP were patrolling the Lac La Biche Summer Days event when they heard yelling and screaming. They quickly discovered that numerous people attending the fair had been bear spray. EMS and Fire attended the fair and assisted with the decontamination of the victims.
As well, due to the incident, the Summer Days event was forced to close early.
Witnesses aided officers in identifying the two youth responsible for this crime and they were located and arrested close by. One male was charged with assault and was released on conditions.
The second male has been charged with many offences, some of which include:
- Assault with a weapon
- Possession of a prohibited weapon
- Administering a noxious substance
This male is currently awaiting a bail hearing.
As both males are youth, no further information will be provided