Two arrested after fight involving bear mace and knife at Sunset Beach in St. Catharines

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Two people are facing charges after a fight involving bear mace and a knife at Sunset Beach in St. Catharines.

It happened last night at 9 p.m. when officers were called to the beach for a disturbance call.

Police say 5 people were sprayed with bear mace and 3 people were assaulted.

During the altercation, it's alleged one man flashed a knife, as well.

All victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and were assessed by EMS, on scene. 

One female victim was transported a local hospital for further treatment.

22 year old Mackenzie Benard of St. Catharines was arrested and charged with assault, administer noxious substance, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats to cause bodily harm.

Benard was released from custody with a future court date of September 1st.

23 year old Sasha Smith of St. Catharines was also arrested and charged with assault.

Smith was released from custody with a future court date of September 1st.

Anyone with information, or may have witnessed this incident, is asked to call the Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111.
 

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