Report of gun wielding man


2021-03-02 13:40 PST

File # 2021-1998

On March 2 at 11:15 the Oceanside RCMP received a call from a man that claimed to have just been assaulted and threatened with a firearm. He reported that the event occurred in Parksville near the walking trails that connect Springwood Park and Church Road.

Officers surrounded the area and called in Police Dog Services (PDS). At 11:35 the suspect was spotted by an officer on Fairdowne Road and immediately arrested without incident. PDS tracked from the scene to the location of arrest and located an item resembling a firearm. The suspect, a 43 year old Parksville man is well known to police and the caller was also arrested as he had outstanding arrest warrants.

As a result of their relative proximity to the event, two schools, Springwood Elementary and the Discover Montessori School were notified of the unfolding incident and asked to shelter in place and get children indoors.

Public and Police safety are top of mind with the police, this is especially true when there are firearms involved. We were glad to have resolved this incident quickly. – States Cpl. Foreman

Released by

Cpl. Jesse Foreman

Operations Support NCO
Oceanside RCMP
421 Pym Street North, Parksville, BC V9P 1B9
Office: 250-248-6111 extension 245


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