Knife wielding suspect cuffed


2017-11-16 10:50 PST

File # 2017-68782

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

On November 16, 2017 at 12:30 am, Kelowna RCMP general duty officers responded to a 911 emergency call in the 300 block of Highway 33 West 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, says 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 remains in police custody at this time. 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.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348


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