Social media was set afire on Friday evening after Cranbrook RCMP arrested a bloodied man outside Safeway.
Police made the arrest without incidnet after a call from a concerned resident reported that the man was walking on Baker St. with an axe.
The 46-year-old man Cranbrook resident was taken to cells and is facing charges of breaching his conditions.
“There was a lot of speculation on social media about this incident. Cranbrook RCMP want to stress that not everything that is said on social media platforms is the truth. Cranbrook RCMP has a very good relationship with the media outlets in town. If something serious would have occurred that could have put the community at jeopardy, rest assured there would have been a notification from the Cranbrook RCMP,” says Cst Katie Forgeron.
The man will appear in court at a later date.