Arrest made after armed confrontation in downtown Kamloops
Man's best friend led to at least one man being arrested downtown early on Thursday, Feb. 14.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said police were called just after 9 a.m. by a staff member inside the building that houses the Kamloops Library.
The caller had been told by a witness a man was outside threatening another person with a knife.
A detailed description was provided of a 55-year-old man wearing a tuque and accompanied by a white dog brandishing a pocketknife with a six-inch blade.
Learned said an officer arrived within about three minutes but, by then, the victim was being chased down Victoria Street.
The knife-wielding man returned to retrieve his dog, which was tied to a post outside the library, and was arrested. He was alleged to have been carrying two knives at the time of his arrest.
Learned said police have not located the victim and hope the person contacts the detachment.
Mounties have recommended charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace to the Kamloops Crown office.