Argument turns into knife attack

A Whitehorse man was arrested on Tuesday evening after fleeing a residence where he threatened several people with a knife.

A Whitehorse man was arrested on Tuesday evening after fleeing a residence where he threatened several people with a knife.

The man tried to attack one of the four people in the home, but another man was able to take away the weapon.

The attacker injured one man before fleeing.

RCMP used a dog to locate the man, who was arrested close to the scene.

“It was just an argument regarding one of the people in the residence,” said Corporal Jag Soin.

Alcohol was a factor, he said.

The injury wasn’t because of the knife, and was not life-threatening, added Soin.

All those involved knew each other.

The man is a repeat offender and was on probation for another incident.

He appeared in court later that day and was charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, three counts of assault, one count of uttering threats, one count of unlawful confinement and one count of breach of probation.