Syrian refugees pepper sprayed in Canada

Syrian refugees pepper sprayed by cyclist in Canada

Syrian refugees pepper sprayed in CanadaVancouver, British Columbia, Can. — A group of Syrian refugees attending a welcome event in Vancouver was pepper sprayed by someone on a bike.

It happened last night at the Muslim Association of Canada Center as the event was winding down. The group was waiting for a bus.

As many as 30 men, women and children were treated for exposure to pepper spray. 

Police are searching for the suspect.

© 2024 KOBI-TV NBC5. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated.

Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5. Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online. Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a BIG Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife, his daughter and their dogs Stanley and Gordi.
Skip to content