Man pulls knife in dog off-leash park in Nanaimo

RCMP want to speak with man who displayed knife when approached by a dog at Colliery Dam Park

Police in Nanaimo would like to have word with a man who allegedly brandished a knife when he was approached by a dog at Colliery Dam Park.

According to police, the incident happened today, April 10, at about 11 a.m.

“Just before 11 a.m. today a woman and her child were walking through the off-the-leash park at Colliery Dam when a male took exception to her dog off-leash and, in doing so, produced a knife,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “They quickly left the area and called police.”

RCMP responded, but couldn’t find the suspect. A police dog services team was brought in, but because of the number of people in the park the ground was too contaminated for the dog to pick up a track.

But after speaking with the woman, O’Brien said, police do not believe the man intended to harm or threaten her and that his actions were primarily directed toward her dog.

Police would like to speak to the man, described as Caucasian, about 65 years old with white hair and was wearing a green jacket, to get his perspective on the incident.

“He didn’t threaten the female at all,” O’Brien said. “He didn’t make any movements or say anything that indicated he meant her any harm and it appears the gesture of holding the knife was more directed at the dog because the dog was off-leash and he took exception to it. Nevertheless, it’s kind of inappropriate behaviour to produce a knife and we’d like to talk to him and determine his version of events.”



photos@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

Finance minister said ICBC costs have affected budget

Local community groups team up to fundraise for Cowichan Hospice Gardens

Artists for Hospice is Saturday February 29th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at 444 Parkhill Terrace

Wonderettes bring the fun while belting out the hits

Four-part harmonies in Chemainus Theatre production sure to be music to your ears

‘My intuition saved my life’: Lynda Diamond finds life after death

Lynda Diamond died of a cardiac arrest, and was revived by Dr. Graham Brockley at the LCHC

Tourism and film team up to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog première

Tourism Vancouver Island and Vancouver Island North Film Comission look to leverage film tourism

VIDEO: Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award

Leonard scored 30 points and hit eight 3-pointers to lead Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

Finance minister said ICBC costs have affected budget

Monday marks one-year anniversary of man missing from Langley

42-year-old B.C. man, Searl Smith, was last seen leaving Langley Memorial Hospital on Feb. 17, 2019

BC Ferries sailings filling up Family Day Monday

More than 20 sailings added between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen for long weekend

Amtrak warns of delays as railways from Seattle to B.C. blocked by Wet’suwet’en supporters

Coastal GasLink said it’s signed benefits agreements with all 20 elected band councils along pipeline route

Federal emergency group meets on pipeline protests as rail blockades continue

There’s mounting political pressure for Trudeau to put an end to the blockades

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

B.C. man released from quarantined cruise ship in Japan

Because Spencer Fehrenbacher has American citizenship, he was evacuated by the U.S.

Henrique scores 2 as Ducks soar past Canucks 5-1

Vancouver tumbles out of top spot in Pacific Division

Most Read