Pepper spray incident may mean long-term trouble

A man who set off pepper spray in the metro at rush hour in 2017, stopping all three lines that converge at Berri-UQÀM and sowing alarm and despondency among thousands of commuters, may be named as a long-term offender by the court. According to this piece, Émile Yombo had a lengthy list of crimes – robberies, assaults, threats – before the pepper spray incident. The categorization gives the authorities leeway to keep an eye on him for ten years after he leaves jail.