Cpl. Brock Hedrick has provided Q101 with details on an incident that occurred on Thursday involving a group of MSS students.
“On December 5, Merritt RCMP received a report of an incident involving some MSS students and a male driving a van on Cleasby Street. Merritt RCMP members attended and interviewed witnesses on the scene. Police later arrested a local Merritt resident in relation to the incident and referred the matter to the B.C Prosecution Service,” wrote Hedrick.
The suspect has been identified as Merritt resident Patrick Bart Tent, and he’s been charged with uttering threats & assault with a weapon.
Tent is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court today (Dec. 6).
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