POLICE BRIEFS – Man cuts through traffic with knife in hand

An argument that led a man through traffic with a knife in hand and into a clinic will not be pursued by the Castlegar RCMP.

An argument that led a man through traffic with a knife in hand and into a clinic will not be pursued by the Castlegar RCMP.

The fight between the two men on Columbia Avenue Thursday at about 11:45 a.m. resulted in the agitated man stopping traffic and later entering the Castlegar Medical Association still with the knife in his hand.

“In fear of his own safety, he pulled out a pocket knife but he did not raise it to anyone and instead continued to try to escape from the argument,” said Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock in a news release.

Police caught up with him at the clinic and gained control of the situation after a short struggle ensued.

“No one was hurt and no one was threatened, there will likely be no charges as this was largely an over-reaction to a series of trivial events that put together, created more of a commotion than anything,” added Polluck.

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With a warrant in hand, police located a marijuana grow operation inside a West Trail home Sept. 17.

Twenty-one plants along with a “quantity” of bud and magic mushrooms were located inside the home by the Trail Crime Reduction Unit.

A couple was arrested and charges of production and possession of marijuana are being recommended against the two, who are scheduled to appear in Rossland Provincial Court in November.