On August 11, 2017 at 10:14 pm police were notified that someone had deployed bear spray while in the exhibition grounds. Police believe that a verbal altercation occurred between two males and one of them deployed the bear spray. Several uninvolved persons who were standing in the area were contaminated by the spray. Police were unable to locate the suspect nor the other party involved in the initial altercation. MD Ambulance attended and provided aid to those exposed to the bear spray.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The Saskatoon Police Service has a number of officers dedicated to working on the exhibition grounds with event staff this week to try and ensure a safe venue for all attendees.