A Nanaimo man is facing charges after allegedly threatening people at a local business with a children’s toy bow and arrow that had a syringe attached.
Police were called to the parking lot of Port Place Mall just after 7 p.m. Monday to investigate the claim that a man was uttering threats and brandishing a disturbing toy-turned-weapon.
When authorities arrived, they managed to quickly track down the man — only for him to flee, prompting a short foot chase.
The man was taken into custody after what Mounties are describing as a short struggle, and then held awaiting a judicial bail hearing.
Images of the children’s toy show the arrow with a used needle, affixed in place by a bandage.
The following day, 32-year-old Adam Cajander was charged. He faces charges including:
- Assault on a Police Officer,
- Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace
- Uttering Threats and
- Resisting Arrest
He will remain in police custody, awaiting his next court appearance set for later this month on March 28.