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Officer uses pepper spray to stop fight in Tacoma

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Jan. 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm |
January 6, 2013 4:38 pm

An officer used OC spray (pepper spray) to break up a fight overnight in the 6400 block of 6th Avenue, according to Tacoma police.

The officer saw multiple people fighting and used the spray after they did not follow several orders to stop, police said.

Everyone dispersed but one woman, who stayed to complain that the spray got into her eyes, and emergency workers were called to rinse it out, officers said.

The woman did not give information about the fight, according to police.

Also overnight in Tacoma:

Police responded to the 5100 block of 6th Avenue after a caller reported that two girls were breaking the glass window of a business there, and were entering the building.

Officers arrived and arrested the two juveniles without incident for investigation of second-degree burglary and vandalism, and they were booked into the Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center, police said.

A suspect was arrested for second-degree assault after allegedly assaulting another person while armed with a knife in the 1200 block of North Pearl Street, according to police.

The patient was treated at the scene for minor injuries, and the suspect was booked into jail for investigation of second-degree assault, officers said.


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