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Hotel in Fredericton evacuated after pepper spray released

New Brunswick RCMP say they were called to the scene of the Northside Ramada at around 7 p.m., on Nov. 18, 2019.
New Brunswick RCMP say they were called to the scene of the Northside Ramada at around 7 p.m., on Nov. 18, 2019. Megan Yamoah/Global News

Correction: This article originally identified the responding police force as the New Brunswick RCMP. The force was actually the Fredericton Police Force. 

A Fredericton hotel had to be evacuated after pepper spray was used during a fight on Friday.

Fredericton police say they were called to the scene of the Northside Ramada at around 7 p.m.

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The people involved in the fight weren’t there when officers arrived.

The hotel was evacuated due to the fumes from the pepper spray.

A member of the hotel’s staff told Global News that they experienced a burning sensation in their nose and throat.

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Crews investigating cause of fire if Fredericton
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No serious injuries were reported and the Fredericton fire department was forced to use large fans to ventilate.

Police say they don’t believe the incident was random and they’re asking anyone with information to contact them.