At approximately 8:40 p.m. Thursday night, police responded to the 500 Block 15th Street East, for a weapons complaint of a male inside a business brandishing a large knife and threatening staff. The male then turned the knife on himself and held it to his neck.
Officers were on scene within minutes, and confronted the male inside the store who held a large knife to his neck with blood on the floor surrounding him. There were a large number of customers inside the business and in close proximity to the male. The male refused to comply with police commands to drop the knife and police deployed a Conductive Energy Weapon (CEW) in order to effect arrest. The male was safely taken into custody and transported to the Victoria hospital where he was treated for a minor self-inflicted injury.
A 34-year-old man is facing one count of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public in relation to this incident.
No other persons were injured as a result of this incident.