A Kelowna man has been arrested following a strange series of events on Sunday afternoon that ended when police found the suspect hiding in a closet.
Just before 4 p.m. on Sunday, RCMP were called for a weapons complaint in the park area along Lakeshore Road in Kelowna. Witnesses told RCMP a man, who was later identified as 38-year-old Deven Christopher Rooney, produced a knife and thrust it towards a woman, who narrowly avoided being struck.
“The suspect who fled on foot, was tracked by a police canine through a nearby wooded area,” Kelowna RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said.
“As a result of the unfolding investigation, carried out by our front-line RCMP officers, the suspect was positively identified by police and located hunkered down inside a closet within a nearby residential property.”
Nobody was physically harmed during the incident.
Rooney made an appearance in court on July 29, and has been charged criminally with assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
RCMP ask anybody who witnessed the incident to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300