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Campbell River man chases another man with machete

The latest RCMP incident report says a man was recently spotted chasing another man with a machete in Campbell River.

On August 14th at around 9:30pm, police were called to a “known residence” in the 800 block of South Alder Street after multiple reports came in.

“Police were able to apprehend the suspect, who was known to police,” says Cst. Maury Tyre. “They also found an imitation handgun at the residence which was seized and destroyed.”

A 41-year-old Campbell River man was released on conditions, and could be facing charges of Assault with a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.

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“People need to understand that there is absolutely no allowance to be brandishing or threatening someone with a machete outside your home. If you feel someone is a danger to you, close the door, lock it and call the police,” Tyre adds.

Meanwhile, the Campbell River RCMP responded to 341 files from August 14th to 20th, an increase of three calls when compared to the same week last year.

To report a crime, get in touch with the Campbell River RCMP at (250) 286-6221, or in an emergency call 911.

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