A man seen on video spraying some sort of chemical irritant at people during the Women's March won't be charged by the Ramsey County Attorney's Office.
The office Friday afternoon said after a "thorough review" of the evidence provided by the St. Paul Police Department, they found it doesn't meet the legal threshold for filing felony criminal charges.
The man had been arrested by police Saturday afternoon after marchers reported being sprayed.
Video of the incident was posted to Facebook by user Jake Tonsager. In the video, the man is standing with a sign in the middle of a large group of women, with Tonsager writing the sign that read, "homo sex is a sin."
Some people get close, and then there's pushing. Then the man holding the sign pulls out a canister of some sort and sprays.
The Ramsey County Attorney's Office said the police department's investigation included video evidence and interviews with "numerous" witnesses, but it didn't stand up to felony scrutiny.
The police department could choose to give it to the St. Paul City Attorney's Office however, for possible misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor charges. Spokesperson Steve Linders told GoMN Friday afternoon they have to review the case again before making that decision.