Man facing 2 charges after 68-year-old sprayed with chemical in Summerside

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Summerside police say the suspect and victim in the chemical spraying incident didn't know each other.   (Wayne Thibodeau/CBC - image credit)
Summerside police say the suspect and victim in the chemical spraying incident didn't know each other. (Wayne Thibodeau/CBC - image credit)

A 19-year-old man is in custody and facing two charges after a 68-year-old man was sprayed with what police called "animal repellant" in Summerside on Friday night.

Officers were called to a hotel parking lot in Summerside following a report that a man had been "sprayed in the face by some sort of chemical," a news release said.

The caller provided a description of the suspect who had fled the scene, the release said.

Police located a person matching the description, and took him into custody.

A container of the chemical spray was recovered.

The 68-year-old victim was treated at the hospital and released shortly afterward.

The 19-year-old is facing charges of assault with a weapon and breach of probation.

Police say the two men didn't know each other.

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