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Salmon Arm RCMP arrest man after woman reports attack by armed ex-boyfriend

Caller was able to escape attacker who allegedly had a machete on him
Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a man after responding to a report from a woman who said she’d been attacked by an ex-boyfriend on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (File photo)

A man is facing several charges after Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a woman who’d reported being attacked by an ex-boyfriend armed with a machete.

The report was received around 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, called in from the 6000 block of the Trans-Canada Highway NE.

According to police, the woman said she was being attacked by her ex-boyfriend, who had a machete on him, and was able to escape.

Responding officers met with resistance from the man who refused to exit the residence and follow police directions, commented Const. Andrew Hodges in a media release.

“The man was believed to be armed, threatening suicide by police, and had barricaded himself inside the residence,” said Hodges, adding the emergency response team was deployed and, around 11 a.m., was able to assist in “arresting the man safely.”

The man was held for a bail hearing, with police obtaining charge approval for one count of assault, one for uttering threats and one for failing to comply with release order. The man was remanded until May 21.

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Lachlan Labere

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