Prince George man subdued with pepper spray

Lighting campfire led to assaults of firefighters, RCMP members

Around 8:30 p.m. on July 3, 100 Mile House RCMP were called to an assault in progress on Marguerite Road at Deka Lake.

Members of the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department were responding to call of a campfire that had been set. When the members of the fire department arrived in the area, they were approached by a 23-year-old Prince George man.

The suspect attempted to flee in the fire truck and was stopped by two firefighters who were assaulted during the process.

The 100 Mile RCMP members arrived at the scene and the man threatened them with a chainsaw and was subdued by police using pepper spray on him.

He also assaulted two RCMP members who were treated for injuries along with two firefighters by EMS.

The Prince George man is currently being held in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

Read the July 9 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press for more information.