Kamloops police officer and suspect both pepper sprayed

An officer pepper sprayed a wanted man after the suspect bear sprayed him in the face

An early morning police chase in Kamloops turned into a tit-for-tat type of scenario between a suspect and an officer.

About 9 a.m. an RCMP officer discovered a man on a beach near the Thompson River who was wanted for breach of probation.

While trying to arrest the man, the suspect took off running and the officer followed.

RELATED: Vernon police search van possibly connected to bear spray incident

According to Cpl. Jodi Shelkie, at one point the suspect turned and bear sprayed the officer in the face.

“The foot chase continued where the officer was able to catch the suspect in the 200 block of Tranquille Road,” she stated.

At this point the officer dispersed his own eoresin capsicum (pepper) spray on the suspect and subdued him.

Traffic on Tranquille Road was delayed for a short time during the Kamloops’ morning commute while BC Ambulance tended to both the officer and the suspect.

Neither received any injuries.

Other police officers took the 26-year-old Kamloops man into custody.

All information will be forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service who will determine any charges in addition to the breach of probation charge.


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Drunk driver gets hammered by judge

Hedley man under virtual house arrest for three months

Gingras is turning in her leash with animal control

After 28 years, the ACO is leaving her position with Penticton/Summerland Animal Control

Thieves escape after man claims his wife is giving birth

Police are looking for a crafty thief and his pregnant companion, after… Continue reading

Princeton council candidate tackles accusations of racism

Luigi Gino Del-Ciotto‎ is one of 16 people vying for a spot on the Princeton City Council.

Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap

BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to keep backyards clear of entanglements

Lions earn stunning 35-32 OT win over Ticats

Epic comeback lifts B.C. past Hamilton in CFL thriller

Czarnik nets 3 as Flames dump Canucks 5-2

Calgary picks up exhibition win over Vancouver

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

B.C. deaf community wants different sign languages on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

Most Read