- Associated Press - Saturday, January 2, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Police are trying to identify a suspect who allegedly discharged pepper spray during a fight at a Reno casino on New Year’s Day, causing several patrons to seek medical treatment.

Reno authorities say the incident happened around 1:35 a.m. Friday at the Peppermill Resort Spa/Casino.

According to police, a dispute erupted between a man and another person on the casino floor.

The man then emitted pepper spray.

No injuries were reported but people had symptoms such as a cough and runny nose, which are consistent with exposure to pepper spray.

Police say the suspect was las seen running north on Virginia Street from the resort property.

He is described as Hispanic and in his 20s.

Police recovered a canister of commercially-produced pepper spray meant to repel bears.


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