Airdrie RCMP investigating bear spray incident; “attended a residence and attacked two adult residents”

Airdrie, Alberta – On Nov. 22, 2022, at 1:30 p.m., Airdrie RCMP responded to the Reunion neighbourhood for a report of a bear spray incident. Four or more suspects attended a residence and attacked two adult residents of Airdrie with bear spray. The suspects further damaged a vehicle belonging to one of the victims during the assault. The suspects fled on foot and in a white Toyota Rav 4.

There was a substantial police presence in the Williamstown and Reunion neighbourhoods while police conducted the search for the vehicle and suspects. The RCMP’s Police Dog Services, Traffic Services, General Duty, General Investigation Section, with the assistance of the public, located and arrested two suspects who had fled on foot.

Airdrie RCMP have charged two youth, both residents of Calgary, each with:

· Assault with a weapon x 2

· Mischief Over $5000

An additional charge of Obstruction was laid on one of the males. Both youths are to appear in Airdrie Provincial court on Jan. 12, 2023.

Airdrie General Investigation Section has taken carriage of the ongoing investigation. Police believe this to be an isolated and targeted attack. Airdrie RCMP would like to thank residents for their assistance in this investigation are asking for further assistance in locating the white Toyota Rav 4 and a dark grey Nissan Altima.

Should the public have any information in relation to this occurrence please contact the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Airdrie RCMP

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