Suspect arrested

Lumby RCMP face tense situation at Shell gas station. Enderby man, 65, arrested under Mental Health Act

  • Dec. 24, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Lumby RCMP were faced with a tense situation Tuesday.

A man entered the Shell station on Vernon Street and was verbally aggressive to staff.

“It appeared he was shoplifting and, at the same time,  he became threatening,” said Cpl. Henry Proce, with the RCMP.

“At one point, the male produced a large kitchen knife from a sheath on his belt while continuing to engage the staff in conversation. It was one of two knives he had on him. “

Police were called and a 65-year-old Enderby man was apprehended under the Mental Health Act.

“He was transported to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for psychiatric assessment,” said Proce.

“The male was already under release conditions and will face additional charges relating to his weapons and breaching his conditions.”

 

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