Suspect arrested after allegedly threatening security guard with knife

 ON April 14 at approximately 5:30 p.m., New Westminster Police were called to a retail store on Boyd Street for a report of a man brandishing a knife at a security guard. The man allegedly pulled out a knife when he was stopped by the security guard for trying to leave the store with unpaid merchandise.

Once police arrived on scene, they located a man matching the suspect’s description. He was in possession of two knives. The suspect was safely taken into custody.

“Threatening someone with a weapon is a crime we take very seriously,” said Media Relations Officer Sgt. Sanjay Kumar. “We’re thankful the staff at this store reached out to us and reported this incident. Thanks to our patrol officers for arriving on scene quickly and safely taking this individual into custody.”

The New Westminster Police Department reminded residents that if they witness a crime in progress they should call 9-1-1 immediately.