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Police investigating after male assaulted with bear spray

The Powell River RCMP is investigating an early morning assault involving bear spray.

At about 4:53 a.m. today, police responded to an abandoned 911 call from a location on Marine Avenue near Courtenay Street.

When officers arrived, they came across a male who had been bear sprayed by an unknown assailant. 

The suspect is described as a male wearing jeans, a hoodie, a hat and sunglasses.

It’s believed that this was a targeted incident.

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Anyone with information on this, or any other crime is asked to contact the Powell River RCMP at 604-485-6255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bccrimestoppers.com. Callers will remain anonymous.

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