Vancouver police have a man in custody after some frightening showdowns with downtown residents on November 16.
Around 6:30 p.m., one of these residents was walking his dog along Seymour Street when a man started yelling at him and threatening him with a pair of scissors.
Shortly afterward, the suspect ventured into a local community centre near Helmcken Street, doing the same thing.
“Despite how frightening this experience was, the victims were able to call police immediately and ask for help,” Const. Tania Visintin said in a VPD news release. “Thankfully, our officers located and arrested the suspect for before anyone was seriously injured.”
Clifford Scott Kay, 36, faces a charge of assault with a weapon. He's also facing one count of assault after a man allegedly threatened to stab a person with a needle at the Pan Pacific Hotel on October 21.
None of the allegations against Kay have been proven in court.