Police arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly brandished a knife and threatened to kill several people on a transit bus and inside a McDonald’s restaurant in Langford.
West Shore RCMP say they were called to the McDonalds at 854 Langford Parkway on October 23rd after receiving reports a young teen was threatening to kill several people inside the restaurant.
The teen had already left the establishment before police arrived and had boarded a transit bus headed to Sooke.
Sooke RCMP joined the search for the suspect and intercepted the bus, arresting the youth suspect who was still in possession of the knife. He has since been released with conditions.
On Tuesday, police said two people who were passengers the bus that day have since come forward to the RCMP and allege the teenager brandished the knife and threatened to kill them while they were on the bus.
As a result of those details, the young suspect was arrested again and is now facing a variety of charges including two counts of assault with a weapon, one count of possession of a concealed weapon and one count of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.
Police say he has been placed on conditions including not to have any contact with the victims, not to attend the McDonald’s or any BC Transit bus or property and not to possess any weapons including knives.
He is set to appear in court in early January 2023.