Man arrested in Dawson City after foot-chase through hotel following machete, bear spray incident

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A Whitehorse man is facing 16 charges after an incident in Dawson City, Yukon, that began with a report of someone being chased by a man with a machete, saw multiple people bear-sprayed and ended after a police pursuit through a downtown hotel.

Dawson City RCMP received the initial report around 11:30 p.m. on June 5, according to a news release from the Yukon RCMP Thursday. 

Officers arrived on scene “to find multiple victims who had been exposed to bear spray,” the release says, and also saw a man “holding what appeared to be a sword.”

The man fled, triggering a foot-chase through the Eldorado Hotel. Once back outside, the man allegedly

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