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.