Police in Campbell River are reminding residents not to chase after one and another with a machete.
The reminder comes a little more than a week after Campbell River RCMP arrested a man after he allegedly was carrying a machete and chasing another man down the street.
At around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, officers attended a residence in the 800-block of South Alder Street after receiving multiple reports about a man who was carrying a machete and chasing a man outside, according to a media release issued by the Campbell River RCMP.
RCMP said officers were eventually able to detain and arrest a 41-year-old man from Campbell River, who was known to police. They also said officers search the man’s home and found a replica handgun, which was seized and later destroyed.
A 41-year-old Campbell River resident was arrested and could be facing charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
RCMP said the man, who was not identified, has since been released on conditions.
Const. Maury Tyre, media spokesperson with the Campbell River RCMP, said in the release that chasing someone down the street with a machete is not a good idea.
People need to understand that there is absolutely no allowance to be brandishing or threatening someone with a machete outside your home, said Cst Tyre.
If you feel someone is a danger to you, close the door, lock it and call the police.
If you wish to report a crime, please contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221 or call 911 in an emergency.