A man was arrested in Colwood after he vandalized a bus he was denied entry onto while carrying a replica sword.
On Thursday, West Shore RCMP were called out to the intersection of Goldstream Avenue and Sooke Road for a disturbance call.
Police were advised that a BC Transit driver denied a passenger entry for carrying what appeared to be a sword.
Upon disembarking the bus, he went on to smash one of its windows before leaving the area.
The driver called 911, and police quickly found the man in a nearby parking lot.
Mounties say he was arrested without incident and they confiscated the sword which was made of plastic.
Additionally, a replica handgun was found in the man’s waistband.
The suspect was charged with multiple offences, including a breach of a previous release order that prohibited him from possessing weapons.
The 19-year-old will be held in custody until his court trial on May 26, where he faces:
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose,
- Possession of a Concealed Weapon,
- Mischief Under $5000 and,
- Breach of Release Order
“We want to thank the bus driver for calling police right away, their actions were instrumental in keeping the passengers onboard safe,” said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP.
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