Kingston police investigating bear mace released in apartment building stairwell

Kingston police say a canister of bear mace was sprayed in the stairwell of 381 Bagot St. Friday. No one was injured. Global News

Police are currently investigating after a “chemical irritant” was released in a Kingston apartment building.

Police were called to 381 Bagot St. Friday to respond to what police later determined was bear mace released in a stairwell.

No victims have been reported, police say.

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Kingston police are currently investigating the incident as a case of mischief.

The building has a troubled history. Last week, a dead fetus was found alone in an eighth-floor stairwell.

Global News has spoken with several tenants from the building, who have been afraid for their safety due to alleged drug and mischief issues at the building.

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Kingston and Frontenac Housing Corporation, the company that manages the apartment building, did not respond to a request for comment.

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