Two Winnipeg Police Cadets were pepper sprayed while arresting a youth after a dispute at The Forks Skate Park.
A 21-year-old man confronted a 17-year-old about his behaviour at the park Monday evening. As the 17-year-old was leaving on his bike, he pulled out a can of pepper spray and tried to hit the other man but missed.
Friends of the 21-year-old chased after him until WPS Cadets arrived. They arrested the 17-year-old but one of his friends showed up and pepper sprayed the cadets as well as the already-arrested suspect.
The 17-year-old got away from the Cadets but was chased down and restrained by witnesses. The 16-year-old who sprayed the Cadets was caught by three off-duty officers who happened to be in the area.
The two youths have been charged with numerous weapon-related offences.