Swords part of disturbance

Swords and skateboards were part of a disturbance involving youth in downtown Vernon

  • May. 10, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Swords and skateboards were part of a disturbance involving youth in downtown Vernon Tuesday.

Vernon RCMP were dispatched to a call of approximately 15 youth running into traffic and fighting at the corner of 29th Avenue and 30th Street at 10:45 p.m.

“A store located at that corner appeared to be the center of the activity with many of them drinking and going in and out of the store,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “An argument broke out and many people were screaming and yelling.”

One 21-year-old man went into the store and emerged about 45 seconds later with two large swords, one in each hand.

“This person received a beating with skateboards from several other people in the crowd,” said Molendyk.

Both swords were located by the police. The police and bylaw officials continue to investigate this file with charges expected.

The 21-year-old man was treated by ambulance staff at the scene.