A man was sprayed in the face with bear spray when he opened the door of his residence to two people at about 7:00 a.m. on Sunday (Sept. 26).

Three other residents inside the home were affected by the spray entering the home.

Merritt RCMP responded to the call to assist BC Ambulance with four persons who were attacked with bear spray.

A 29-year-old female Merritt resident Melanie Griffiths has been charged with assault with a weapon, mischief and breach of recognizance and is currently in custody to appear before a judge. A 27-year-old male has been released on conditions and will appear in court at a later date.