One man was arrested Monday morning after he was seen smashing vehicle windows in the Fernwood area and then threatened a witness.

According to VicPD, the incident occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m. in the area of Chambers and Grant Streets.

Multiple people called 911 to report that a man was smashing vehicle windows. The suspect threatened to stab a witness.

The suspect fled the area before police arrived, however, officers located the man near Haultain Street and Avebury Avenue.

“Officers observed the man throw an object to the ground as they moved to take him into custody,” said VicPD in a media release.

“He was arrested without additional incident. Officers located the object and discovered it was a knife.”

It is believed the man smashed the windows of at least three vehicles.

He faces additional charges from similar previous incidents where he allegedly smashed windows in vehicles and businesses in the downtown area and Burnside Gorge neighbourhoods.

He has more than 20 previous criminal convictions including mischief, assaults, and assaults with weapons.

He was take to VicPD cell and later released on conditions with a future court date.

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