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Knife-wielding man arrested at Shoppers in Chilliwack

Suspect was taken into custody after he refused to leave the store, and security guard was injured
Police arrested a man with a knife who refused to leave the Shoppers Drug Mart. (Scott Taylor photo)

Police cruisers descended on a downtown shopping plaza on Yale Road and arrested a man Tuesday morning after a report of a weapon-wielding suspect.

About 10 police cars with lights flashing arrived outside Shoppers Drug Mart in Southgate Plaza, with officers responding to the call, and entering the store at about 9:45 a.m.

“One male suspect was arrested with a weapon after being asked to leave the Shoppers on Yale Road and refusing to vacate the property,” said Cpl. Carmen Kiener, spokesperson for Chilliwack RCMP.

No officers or bystanders were injured. A Griffin security guard sustained an injury from the knife, was treated in hospital and released.

Witnesses said a shelf was knocked over in the store during the kerfuffle and there was blood on the floor.

Charges against the suspect are being recommended for consideration by Crown counsel, police say.

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Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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