Bear spray used at K-Days in Edmonton; 1 man charged

File: 2019 K-Days festival in Edmonton. Global News

Edmonton police arrested a man who is suspected of using bear spray at K-Days Monday night.

According to the Edmonton Police Service, just after 8 p.m., police were called to an assault at K-Days.

Officers arrested and searched a man, who was found to have bear spray in his possession, police said.

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An 18-year-old man is facing a charge of possessing a weapon.

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Paramedics on site at K-Days treated the victim and any other bystanders who were impacted by the bear spray, police said, adding that no one was taken to hospital.

A statement from K-Days said the festival organizers are aware of videos showing physical altercations at the event.

“While there have been a statistically small number of safety and security incidents, anything above zero incidents is unacceptable to us and we will continue to work hard on our safety measures,” said K-Days.

The organizers went on to say that security guards and CCTV cameras monitor the festival at all times, there are metal detectors screening guests upon entry and that there is a significant number of police officers and paramedics on site at the festival.

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