A man was arrested last Friday in Williams Lake for uttering threats inside the government building that houses the courthouse.
The Williams Lake RCMP were called at about 12:10 p.m. on Aug. 19 by the BC Sheriffs office after the male exited the courthouse, threatening to go home, return with a gun and shoot everyone, said Staff Sgt. Del Byron.
“Police attended, got statements from witnesses who had dealt with this male in the courthouse for a traffic issue,” Byron said. “Out of frustration he uttered a threat in the lobby of the courthouse.”
Working with the BC Sheriffs office, police cleared the building, did a subsequent search to ensure the building was clear of any firearms or explosives.
The male is in cells at the RCMP detachment awaiting an appearance in court, Byron said.