Cranbrook RCMP say they’ve arrested a man who wielded a machete at approaching officers.
Mounties patrolling on foot heard several people yelling at each other in the downtown area Thursday night around midnight.
One individual told police he was being challenged to a fight by a man in a nearby vehicle.
When RCMP members moved toward the vehicle they were then challenged to a fight by the man.
The suspect then pulled out the large knife and held it over his head.
After several tense moments, officers eventually convinced the 25 year old to drop it and took him into custody.
Police are recommending several charges against the Cranbrook resident including Assault with a weapon and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.