Written By: Tuesday, April 24th 2018

On April 22nd, shortly after 10 pm, Owen Sound Police were contacted in relation to a man acting erratically and brandishing a knife while inside a westside laundromat.

Several patrons of the laundromat became alarmed and afraid for their safety when a 33 year old male entered the laundromat and began waving a folding knife in the direction of a patron outside of the business while at the same time talking to himself.

The witnesses fled the business and contacted police.

The suspect was located inside the business by police and after initially refusing to comply with orders to drop his weapon, was taken into custody without incident.

Police say he admitted to being under the influence of a narcotic.

The Owen Sound male remains in custody pending a bail hearing later today.

The male is charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and for breaching weapon conditions of an earlier court recognizance.