Kelowna cops cuff knife-wielding suspect

Police are looking for any witnesses to the incident on Highway 33 in Kelowna this morning

Police arrested a knife-wielding suspect, after the man allegedly chased a stranger during the early morning hours of Thursday in Kelowna.

Kelowna RCMP general duty officers responded to a 911 emergency call in the 300 block of Highway 33 West just after midnight this morning, for a report of a male who had just been chased by another male who allegedly uttered verbal threats and was seen wielding a knife.

Police were promptly provided with a detailed description of that suspect and began their search of the immediate area.

“Officers located an intoxicated individual matching their suspect’s description, not far from the scene. He was taken into police custody without further incident,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “A search of the suspect, incidental to his arrest, resulted in the seizure of two knives.”

The victim, a Kelowna man in his 20’s, was not injured during the event. He was provided with access to RCMP Victim Services.

A 30-year-old Kelowna man was held in police custody overnight. He faces potential charges related to the incident.

Police believe that the incident unfolded along Highway 33 West between Dougall Road and Rutland Road and are now asking for additional witnesses to come forward.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Cst. Solana Paré of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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