‘Extremely scary:’ Charges laid after multiple people threatened with knife in Brockville

Brockville Police cruiser. – Photo via Brockville Police

An 18-year-old was arrested after multiple people were threatened with a knife on Park Street in Brockville, police report.

On Thursday, April 11, at about 6 p.m., police received 911 calls reporting a male threatening people with a knife in the area of Cowan’s Dairy.

“This is the second serious weapons call with concern for public safety in less than two weeks,” police state in a media release.

The release explains that the male was “making threats towards people in the area and when they began to call police, he continued to threaten them while following the callers.”

Officers attended the area, and identified and engaged the 18-year-old male. Police say officers on scene made a gun point arrest and took the suspect into custody.

“Once arrested, his despicable behaviour continued as he began urinating and throwing feces around the cell block area,” the media release states.

Police then that the subject was also on probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing for the offences of assault with a weapon, two counts of uttering threats, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, mischief under $5,000 and fail to comply with probation.

Police did not release the name of the suspect.

“Luckily, no one was injured in the incident, however, this type of interaction would be extremely scary for the victims and public involved,” the media release concludes.

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