Fire crews evacuated customers and staff from the Wholesale Sports location in Deerfoot Meadows Saturday afternoon after an unknown assailant emptied a can of pepper spray within the store.

Shortly after 4:00 p.m., firefighters responded to the business, located at 25 Heritage Meadows Way S.E. following an emergency call.

According to CFD Battalion Chief Paul Leblanc, crews ventilated the building and business returned to normal shortly before 5:00 p.m.