Game of blackjack ends in arrest

One man was taken into custody following an altercation at the Lake City Casino in Vernon Thursday.

One man was taken into custody following an altercation at the Lake City Casino in Vernon Thursday.

Police report the man entered the casino at approximately 7:40 p.m. and got into an argument with a patron at a blackjack table.

“The man is alleged to have threatened an individual with a knife,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk, who added the suspect was believed to be under the influence of alcohol.

A casino employee called police who attended the scene. The man reportedly became quite agitated and aggressive as he was being arrested.

The 64-year-old Vernon man was taken into custody. He is expected to be facing charges of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and obstruction of a peace officer.

Molendyk said the weapon was a pocketknife and it appears the blade was never exposed by the suspect.

 

 

 

 

 

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