YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a man and woman in a Yellowstone National Park restroom with bear spray.
Federal prosecutors charged Jackson Coombs with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. No hometown for Coombs was provided.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that court documents state the incident occurred July 18 when the woman and her boyfriend went to use community restrooms near Mammoth Hot Springs.
The woman told rangers that a man with toilet paper wrapped around his neck and lower face attacked her. The woman’s boyfriend heard her screams and started fighting with the man, who discharged bear spray.
An attorney for Coombs didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
Coombs waived a preliminary hearing on Tuesday and was being held without bond.