Charges not likely as a result of daytime dispute

Downtown confrontation

  • Sep. 26, 2011 5:00 p.m.

 

Black Press

An argument that led a man through traffic with a knife in hand and into a clinic will not be pursued by the Castlegar RCMP.

The fight between the two men on Columbia Avenue Thursday at about 11:45 a.m. resulted in the agitated man stopping traffic and later entering the Castlegar Medical Association still with the knife in his hand.

“In fear of his own safety, he pulled out a pocket knife but he did not raise it to anyone and instead continued to try to escape from the argument,” said Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock in a news release.

Police caught up with him at the clinic and gained control of the situation after a short struggle ensued.

“No one was hurt and no one was threatened, there will likely be no charges as this was largely an over-reaction to a series of trivial events that put together, created more of a commotion than anything,” added Pollock.