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Canmore man facing charges after wielding machete

The 19-year-old male is facing a charge of possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
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A 19-year-old man from Canmore is facing charges after pulling out a machete during a road rage incident on Nov. 21. FILE PHOTO

CANMORE – A 19-year-old Canmore man is facing charges after wielding a machete and bear spray during an alleged road rage incident last week.

Last Tuesday (Nov. 19), Canmore RCMP officers were dispatched to the call around approximately 9:05 a.m., according to a press release.

“Investigation at the scene determined that there was an incident on the road between two drivers, who ended up getting out of their vehicles to discuss the matter further in a downtown parking lot. One of the drivers exited his vehicle holding a machete and pepper spray,” Canmore RCMP Sgt. Stan Andronyk wrote in the release.

The incident ended up de-escalating quickly and “no violence ensued,” RCMP said.

Officials said both drivers remained on scene until the police arrived.

The 19-year-old male is facing a charge of possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He is scheduled to appear in Canmore Provincial Court on Jan. 22, 2020.



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