West Shore RCMP arrested a man for a disturbance he caused after being told he could not board a BC Transit bus in Colwood while carrying a plastic sword.
On Thursday, May 25th, police responded to the report of a young man becoming unduly upset when he was denied entry to a bus for carrying a plastic sword near the intersection of Goldstream Road and Sooke Road.
After being ejected from the bus, the suspect then proceeded to smash a side window of the bus before fleeing the area.
Police say they found their suspect in a nearby parking lot soon after the incident occurred.
After locating the suspect and searching him, officers say they found a “replica handgun” hidden in his waistband.
The suspect was arrested for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a concealed weapon, mischief under $5,000 and breach of release order because he broke his conditions to not possess any weapons, according to police.
The suspect was identified as a 19-year-old Saanich resident and was held in police cells until his court date one day later on Friday, May 26th.
“We want to thank the bus driver for calling police right away, their actions were instrumental in keeping the passengers onboard safe,” said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP.