Campus Crime Beat — UAPS officers pepper-sprayed on campus

Students are asked to be on the lookout for a man who pepper-sprayed University of Alberta Protective Service officers when they tried to arrest him on Monday.

At about 11:45 pm, two officers were arresting a man and a woman on outstanding provincial warrants. During the arrest, the man pepper-sprayed the officers and fled on a bicycle. The woman was arrested and released.

The man who fled has been identified as Robert Brookes, a 30 year old, caucasian male, approximately 5’11” tall and 185 pounds. He was last seen in jeans, a black zip-up hoodie, and a baseball cap.

Robert Brooks Supplied

Any student with information about Brooks’s whereabouts should contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

Sofia Osborne

Sofia is a fourth-year English major with a minor in philosophy. She's been writing for The Gateway since the first day of her first year because she wants to be Rory Gilmore when she grows up. Now, she's the Managing Editor and is in charge of the print magazine.

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