Oshawa man sprayed with noxious substance during fight, police looking for suspect


Published August 7, 2023 at 9:36 am

Durham police continue to look for the person who used a noxious substance during a fight in Oshawa last week.

On Thursday, Aug. 3, at about 2:20 p.m., police were called to an active fight at a residential complex in the area of Simcoe St. S. and Bruce St. in Oshawa.

Upon entering the building, officers located the victim, a 30-year-old man, who appeared to have been sprayed with a mace-like substance and had injuries to his head. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police are looking for anyone who has information or video footage, including dash cam, to please come forward.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Det.-Cst. Williamson of Central East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 2727.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at the website.

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