A 40-year-old North Bay man has been charged with attempted murder and three counts of assault with a weapon.
The North Bay Police Service says around 3 pm on Sunday, Aug. 21, a group of four victims were attacked at a housing complex on Trout Lake Road.
Police say the victims were unloading a vehicle when the accused approached and tried to pet a dog that was inside the vehicle.
He was asked not to interfere with the animal by one of the victims, with police saying the accused then became aggressive, assaulted one person with the vehicle door, then took out an edged weapon and repeatedly assaulted another victim.
Police report three people were able to flee to a nearby residence and contact police with the accused then taking out a can of bear spray and using it on the fourth victim.
Officers arrested the accused, who is not known to the victims, in the area.
He was held pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.