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

Just Posted

Climate strike draws huge crowd in Duncan

Millions strike for climate worldwide

‘Youthful exuberance’ or ‘grievous deed’: opinion is divided on Trudeau’s ‘brown face’ costume

Local Liberal candidate asks voters to concentrate on Prime Minister’s political record

North Cowichan to consider contracts for new RCMP building

Looks to contractors working on similar construction in Fort St. John

Update – Downtown Chemainus streets reopened after Thursday gas leak

FortisBC crews complete repairs along section of Cypress Street

Source of gas leak being investigated

Portion of downtown Chemainus blocked off around the new library

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

VIDEO: Fire destroys Williams Lake strip club targeted by past arson attempts

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, as well as New World Tea and Coffee House

Trudeau seeks meeting with Singh to apologize for blackface, brownface photos

‘I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian,’ Trudeau said Friday

Most Read