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Man with machete attracts police attention in Penticton area park

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July 19, 2016 - 2:30 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP responded quickly to complaints of a machete wielding man north of the city last week.

Cpl. Don Wriggleworth says police were called to Soorimpt Park north of the city on Highway 97 on the evening of July 12 about complaints of a 300 lb. man threatening people with a machete.

Police arrived to find the man sitting calmly on a park bench. He told police he used the machete to cut fish, had just sharpened it and was trying it on the trees to see how sharp it was.

He apologized for scaring people.

After determining no crime had occurred, police issued him a B.C. Parks trespass notice.

The man also voluntarily surrendered the machete to police.

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