By Shurtz, Delon on November 15, 2019.
Lethbridge police have charged a 36-year-old man following a knife-wielding incident on a busy street earlier in the week.
Police reported that at about 11 a.m. Wednesday a 55-year-old man was stopped for a red light in the southbound lanes of Mayor Magrath Drive when a man on the west side of the road motioned for him to pull over. The driver parked near the Campbell Clinic and got out of his vehicle to speak to the man, who was standing next to a second man with a bike.
The man began yelling and produced a large knife, making numerous stabbing gestures. He then moved toward the motorist, who was able to get in his vehicle and drive away without injury. Police found a man matching the suspect’s description a short distance away and he was arrested without incident. Police also seized a large folding knife and 11 pre-packaged doses of fentanyl.
Stanley Wade Standing Alone is charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and breach of a weapons prohibition. Standing Alone has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 18.
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