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Man arrested after threatening people with knife on Galloping Goose Trail


One man is in custody after it was reported he was threatening people along the Galloping Goose Trail with a knife on Tuesday.

On April 16th, at approximately 7:12 p.m., West Shore RCMP received a call from a witness who advised that there was a man on the Galloping Goose Trail near the area of Atkins and Brydon Roads who was brandishing a knife and threatening people with it.

Responding officers attended the area and were able to locate the suspect who was arrested without further incident.

The suspect was arrested for uttering threats, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possession of a prohibited device.

Upon searching the suspect police seized a knife that opened with centrifugal force, which is against the law to possess.

At the time of his arrest, the suspect was displaying symptoms of being intoxicated by alcohol.

The 47-year-old suspect was held in police custody and is set to appear before the courts today.

“Thankfully no one was physically injured in this incident. We want to thank the witness who called police right away and provided a detailed description of the suspect and his location which allowed police to apprehend the suspect quickly,” said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

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