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4 youth charged in reported assault on Saskatoon Transit driver, police officer

A side shot of a Saskatoon police patrol vehicle.
Saskatoon police said a girl sprayed an officer with bear spray while being taken into custody. File / Global News

Four youth are facing charges after a Saskatoon Transit driver and a Saskatoon police officer were reportedly assaulted with bear spray.

Police said they were called to 33rd Street West and Avenue B North just before 8:30 p.m. on Thursday for a report that five youth were spitting at a transit driver.

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Three boys and two girls were involved in the attack, in which the driver was spat on and assaulted with bear spray, police said in a news release.

Officers tracked down the youth a short distance away.

While the youth were being arrested, one girl sprayed a male officer in the face with bear spray, police said.

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Police said the three boys tried to run away, but were caught by officers.

A 15-year-old girl and three boys, 12, 14 and 15, are facing charges of numerous weapons-related offences and assaulting a police officer.

The second girl was released without charges.

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