February 18, 2013 - 12:18 PM
A Kamloops man was attacked with a knife Sunday while his wife and son watched in horror from inside their vehicle.
The 41-year-old was loading a Bobcat onto a trailer on 13th Avenue and Battle Street about 10:20 p.m. when he was approached.
A 24-year-old man was angry about the noise coming from his diesel truck left idling while loading the Bobcat. The confrontation worsened, escalating from verbal anger to danger when the irritated man pulled a knife on him and chased him around the truck and trailer. The victim's wife and 15-year-old son saw it all unfold.
The man escaped to safety inside the vehicle with his family before locking the doors and calling the police.
The suspect fled but was located following a search involving several patrol vehicles and the RCMP canine unit. Going on a description of the man, the RCMP located him hiding on the ground near the Columbia Manor Apartments parkade office on Columbia Street and 13th Avenue. His identity was later confirmed with the use of a police dog tracking the scent from the scene to the location where the suspect was arrested. A further search of the area also turned up three bags containing his possessions, including a knife sheath and a black BB hand gun. The knife used in the altercation, however, was not located.
Though arrested without incident, the suspect put up a fuss on the way to the detachment, kicking and bending the rear side window security bars inside the patrol car.
The man is expected to face charges of assault with a weapon, mischief to property and three counts of breach of a probation order in relation to previous criminal convictions for uttering threats.
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