Man with knife arrested at Orchard Park Mall

A 32-year-old Prince George man was taken into custody after police received several reports of a man with a knife near Orchard Park Mall.

  • Jul. 4, 2013 10:00 a.m.

A 32-year-old Prince George man was taken into custody after police received several reports of a man with a knife near Orchard Park Mall last night.

On July 3, between 4 and 4:30 p.m., Kelowna RCMP received multiple reports of a man with a knife walking from Springfield Road near Ziprick Road toward the Orchard Park Mall.

Witnesses reported a series of events up until police made contact with the suspect at the Cooper Road entrance to The Bay store near the bus loop.

The man was observed to have a knife in his possession and police drew their sidearms and a conducted energy weapon in response to the elevated threat level.

Officers did not discharge either their sidearms nor the conducted energy weapon as the situation was successfully de-escalated through their communication with the man.

The suspect was taken into custody within a short time without further incident.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents. The investigation is ongoing.

The 32-year-old Prince George man faces potential charges of mischief and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The man was released on a promise to appear for court on Aug. 15.

Kelowna Capital News