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Man charged after 2 people threatened with knife in Charlottetown

Charlottetown Police have charged a 35-year-old man with assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.   (Wayne Thibodeau/CBC - image credit)
Charlottetown Police have charged a 35-year-old man with assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes. (Wayne Thibodeau/CBC - image credit)

Charlottetown Police say a man who threatened two people with a knife in the city's downtown is now in custody and has been charged with three offences.

On Saturday at about 10:45 a.m., a man and a woman were walking their dogs in the area of Stan MacPherson Way, on the Charlottetown waterfront near the intersection of Water and Hillsborough streets.

According to a police news release, a man they didn't know approached the couple and yelled threats, then pulled out a knife in a threatening way.

The man left the area after the couple backed away and called police, the news release says.

Police surveillance cameras, part of the city's E-Watch program, captured the incident.

Police identified the suspect and found him soon afterward at the intersection of Richmond and Queen streets, where they arrested him and took a knife from him.

The man, 35, was charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.

The accused appeared in provincial court Tuesday and is still in custody.