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Teen charged with pepper spraying Langley RCMP officers

A plainclothes Langley RCMP officer washes out her eyes after a pepper spray attack. One person has been charged. - Dan FERGUSON / Langley Times
A plainclothes Langley RCMP officer washes out her eyes after a pepper spray attack. One person has been charged.
— image credit: Dan FERGUSON / Langley Times

An 18-year-old Langley man has been charged with using pepper spray to assault two undercover Langley RCMP officers.

Dallas Ball has been charged with assaulting a police officer, assault with a weapon and willfully resisting or obstructing a police officer.

He was arrested Nov. 2 in the City of Langley shortly after the incident.

The two Langley RCMP Street Enforcement Unit officers spotted two men walking through an alley, one of them wanted on an outstanding warrant.

When the plainclothes Mounties identified themselves as police, both suspects turned and ran and the officers gave chase.

As they pursued the males in the 5600 block of 206 Street, the man with the outstanding warrant turned and sprayed the officers with bear spray.

Both were treated at the scene by paramedics.

A short time later, Ball was arrested .

The suspect has since been released from custody.

He is scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Nov. 21.

Police said the other suspect has been identified, but no charges are expected.

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