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Man arrested in Blind Bay after allegedly threatening to kill bailiff, neighbour

Charges include breach of court conditions prohibiting possession of ammunition, firearm
A man was arrested in Blind Bay after allegedly threatening to kill a bailiff on Monday, June 26, 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo)

A man is facing multiple charges after allegedly threatening to kill a person at a Blind Bay residence while brandishing a replica firearm.

On Monday, June 26, police including officers from the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment, members of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team and RCMP Air Services responded to a complaint of a man at a Blind Bay residence threatening a bailiff and a neighbour.

“The male was angry at the bailiff and uttered threats to kill the bailiff and a neighbor while waving a reported handgun around,” Salmon Arm RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West explained in a media release.

As police were responding, the man left in a vehicle. West said he was quickly arrested in the Blind Bay area by Salmon Arm officers.

Police found the man in possession of a replica handgun and 9mm ammunition.

“The male is facing charges of breaching court imposed conditions as a result of possessing ammunition and a firearm, uttering threats… and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace,” said West, adding the man was remanded in custody and was to appear in court on Tuesday, June 27.

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