Halifax police say EHS treated several people after a man reportedly sprayed them with a sensory irritant at a store on Quinpool Road.
Police say they received a report just after 3 p.m. that a man sprayed several people with an irritant, at a Shoppers Drug Mart.
EHS treated those who were sprayed with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say the suspect is described as a white man with long brown hair. He was wearing a bright blue and orange windbreaker.
Emergency response is still on scene, and the incident is being investigated, police say.