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RCMP: Assault with Weapon Incident on 58th Avenue Vernon

Earlier this month, on Thursday May 16, 2024, around 8:10 PM, Vernon RCMP responded to a disturbance call on 58th Avenue.

Police report a terminated employee, angered by his dismissal, allegedly attempted to physically assault a store manager. RCMP report the situation escalated when the employee brandished a knife stolen from within the premises, threatening the manager's safety.

Luckily, the manager managed to flee.

The alleged suspect attempted to escape in a taxi but was denied service. He then fled on foot but was apprehended by police.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

A 37-year-old Vernon man is now facing charges of assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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