A suspect charged in relation to a pepper spray attack in Antigonish has made his first court appearance in the case.
RCMP say the incident, which started as a verbal argument, escalated to a physical assault on Notre Dame Ave. in March.
They say three young men pepper sprayed two other young men, who were taken to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say three teens were arrested and released from custody on strict conditions.
A 16-year-old boy from Nyanza, who faces two counts of assault causing bodily harm, was expected for an election-and-plea hearing in Antigonish Youth Court Wednesday; instead, the hearing was adjourned until Aug. 15.
Police didn’t proceed with charges against a 17-year-old from Baddeck and an 18-year-old from St. Joseph du Moine.