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Officer sprayed with pepper spray

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EPHRATA — An Ephrata police officer was temporarily blinded Saturday night by “extra strong” pepper spray as he tried to arrest a man on a state Department of Corrections warrant.

Patrick Canady was back on duty Monday, said Ephrata Police Chief Mike Warren.

The man he was trying to arrest about 10 p.m. Saturday sprayed him with pepper spray that was “a lot stronger than the pepper spray that we use. We’re thinking it may be like bear spray,” the…

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