Edmonton police said Friday that investigators were trying to track down a man wanted in connection to a late night altercation with officers at the University of Alberta.

Police said on Monday, May 15, at about 11:45 p.m., officers were called to a disturbance in the area of 85 Avenue and 112 Street. Two U of A Protective Services peace officers contacted police when they were pepper sprayed while arresting two people on outstanding provincial warrants.

EPS said a female was arrested on an outstanding bylaw warrant, and was released with a Promise to Appear.

The male suspect is believed to have pepper sprayed the officers, and was identified as Robert Brookes, 30. He fled on a bicycle.

Brookes is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 180 cm (5’11”) tall
  • 84 kg (185 lbs)

He was last seen wearing jeans, a black zip-up hoodie and a baseball cap.

Anyone with details on Brookes’ whereabouts is asked to call the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency line at 780-423-4567 or #377 on a mobile phone. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).