Victim used bear spray against suspects in Oshawa.

An Oshawa apartment building used bear spray to repel three people who were allegedly attempting to force their way into their home last weekend, says Durham Regional Police.

Three male suspects allegedly attempted to force their way into an apartment unit, forcing its lone occupant to release bear spray at them.

The suspects then fled the building on foot but were arrested a short distance away.

Several areas of the building were evacuated and firefighters assisted in ventilating the building. Police said “several parties” were impacted by the bear spray, but none sustained any injuries.