Police seek witnesses to Saturday incident at Sunnycrest Mall

Sunshine Coast RCMP are asking for bystanders to come forward if they witnessed an incident at Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Police were called in to assist a mall security guard about 5 p.m.

“The security guard at the mall had attempted to intervene in a loud domestic argument between a man and a woman after the woman asked the guard to call 911 on her behalf,” RCMP said in a news release.

“The altercation between the guard and the man in his late 40s continued throughout the mall and into the parking lot outside London Drugs,” the release said.

“The man damaged property, tried to light a sign on fire and tried to engage the guard in a physical fight. The man threatened to stab the security guard and upon police arriving they saw the man pull a knife from a sheath.”

Police said they were able to verbally de-escalate the situation.

“The man dropped the knife and was taken into custody without incident.”

They are asking for anyone who witnessed the incident, or may have video footage, to contact the RCMP at 604-885-2266 or email Const. Karen Whitby at karen.whitby@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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