Edmonton mom, baby, flee to bathroom to escape invader-released fumes

Police had to rescue a woman and her choking baby from an Edmonton home after an intruder filled the residence with bear spray fumes.

EDMONTON — Police had to rescue a woman and her choking baby from an Edmonton home after an intruder filled the residence with bear spray fumes.

A man kicked his way into the north-side home Sunday night and set off a can of the spray when he was confronted.

A woman inside grabbed her nine-month-old baby and hid in a bathroom to call police.

Officers arriving at the scene ran in and quickly removed the woman and her baby, who was beginning to choke on the fumes.

The infant was treated at the scene and officers were able to catch the home invader, who is facing multiple charges.

Firefighters used fans to clear the home, but officials say it may take days for the house to fully air out.

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