Party goers at a Campbell River areabeach fire were greeted by a 19-year-old male from the Qualicum Beach area threatening people with a knife at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16.
Officers located the man at a friend’s residence in the 1800 block of the South Island Highway where he was arrested and held in police custody until released on several protective conditions. It is believed that illicit narcotics played a significant role in the man’s actions.
“We were very lucky that nobody in this incident was seriously injured,” said Const. Maury Tyre. “The investigation is still ongoing and at this point the motives for the man’s actions are unclear. The suspect made some severe threats to some teenage girls, to the point it was reported that the knife had been held to their skin and left marks.”
The suspect is due to appear in court in Campbell River at a later date as police will be recommending charges of Uttering Threats and Assault with a Weapon.