Mounties respond to 'unnerving' report of man carrying Samurai sword in Enderby
By Charlotte Helston
Enderby RCMP Office
(CHARLOTTE HELSTON / iNFOnews.ca)
January 12, 2015 - 11:27 AM
ENDERBY - Police arrested an Enderby man for possession of a weapon after a reported incident involving a Samurai sword last Friday.
RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says police responded to a report of a 39-year-old man yelling at a resident in a Baird Avenue apartment building in Enderby to come out and fight.
Police arrived around 7 p.m. Jan. 9 but the man was no longer in sight. Mounties checked his residence—located within the same apartment complex—and found him with the sword, Molendyk says. He was arrested for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
“The Samurai sword was located as well and seized for safe keeping for a while,” Molendyk says.
Police say the man was intoxicated and spent the night sleeping it off in a cell. Because no victims have come forward, Molendyk says charges are unlikely.
“It was a bit of an unnerving situation to go to a report of an individual waving a sword," Molendyk said.
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—This story was edited at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 13 to correct the age of the suspect from 49 to 39, and to say charges are unlikely because no victims in the reported incident came forward to police.
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