Man threatened with gun in Parksville — suspect arrested and released

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Oceanside RCMP responded to a call from a man who said he was threatened with a gun in Parksville. A suspect was arrested without incident.

On Nov. 4, around 1 p.m. police attended the scene to learn a lone man had entered a job site location on Lee Road and had a confrontation with one of the employees.

The man grabbed a gun from his truck, cocked it and pointed it at the complainant before quickly leaving in his truck, police said.

The suspect, a 29-year-old resident of the Spider Lake area was known to the complainant, according to RCMP. 

Officers went directly to his residence and called members of the Island District Emergency Response Team (ERT) for assistance. 

The suspect’s large rural property was searched on Nov. 5, where police found and seized several firearms.

The suspect was released on several conditions after the search. He is facing charges that include pointing a firearm, police said.

“When a firearm is used in the commission of an offence, the officer’s threat assessment and response is significantly altered. Thankfully, we live in an area where this type of event is rare, I’m pleased it was resolved without injury,” said Cpl. Jesse Foreman. 

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