4 people locked in shed, bear sprayed in bizarre Norway House attack

A 21-year-old man is behind bars after a bizarre incident in Norway House Sunday morning.

RCMP in the northern Manitoba community said they were called around 7:30 a.m. to a local home, where they heard screaming and calls for help.

They say they found a locked shed with three women — 24, 28 and 35 years old — and a 49-year-old man inside, all of whom had apparently been bear sprayed.

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Police said it appears that the victims were in the shed when the suspect locked them inside, and then sprayed bear spray through a window.

Isaiah Cromarty of Norway House was arrested on-scene and has been charged with four counts each of assault with a weapon, forcible confinement and administering a noxious substance, as well as possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possessing a weapon contrary to an order.

RCMP continue to investigate.


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