Burnaby road rage incident culminates in dueling cellphone cameras
A road rage incident that ended up in Burnaby Tuesday night resulted in police investigating one male for being in possession of a knife.
But, stressed Burnaby RCMP Corp. Rick Skolrood, the incident sounds worse than it was.
The altercation began in Richmond and ended with the drivers of both vehicles stopping at the parking lot of a business at the corner of Canada Way and 10th Avenue.
The two males and one female involved got out and argued, with both sides taking photos of each other with their cellphones, said Skolrood.
"One party thought the other cut them off, each party thought the other was driving erratically."
Employees of the business where they stopped called police after they thought they saw a firearm.
That turned out to be unfounded, said Skolrood. Police did not find a gun but one of the males admitted he had a ceremonial knife on him but said he never intended to use it.
"Neither of the parties felt threatened by any weapon at all."
Both parties were detained and questioned by police with one male being arrested, interviewed and released on a promise to appear in court at a later date. Burnaby RCMP are investigating a potential charge of "possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public."