Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy

Man arrested after pulling knife outside Kelowna courthouse

May 19, 2016 - 3:00 PM

KELOWNA - A man was arrested at the Kelowna Courthouse this morning after he pulled a knife on a sheriff.

Just before 10 a.m. today, May 19, Kelowna RCMP were called to the Kelowna Law Courts to assist B.C. Sheriff's Service which had arrested a man outside on Water Street.

"Police have learned that the suspect had been denied entry into the courthouse after he allegedly refused to allow the B.C. Sheriffs Service to search his bag," Const. Jesse O'Donaghey says in a media release. "The suspect allegedly stood at the bottom of the courthouse steps, pulled a knife from his bag and proceeded to damage his bicycle."

A 37-year-old Kelowna man was taken into custody and turned over to police.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw or call 250-718-0428 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments

View Site in: Desktop | Mobile