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A 27-year-old woman has been arrested and charged after police responded to a physical disturbance in Dartmouth on Saturday.

At 7 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to the disturbance in the 30-40 block of Joseph Young Street.

When police arrived, they witnessed a group of approximately 20 people begin to disburse.

During the disturbance, a 34-year-old woman was sprayed with bear spray. She was treated by EHS at the scene and released.

The 27-year-old woman has been charged with assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

She is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on October 27.

Police say both women were known to each other.