UVic student threatened with knife Monday

Suspect about 20 years old, between five-foot-10 and six feet tall, and was wearing a dark hoodie with red piping or accents on sleeves

  • Mar. 12, 2015 9:00 a.m.

An unknown suspect approached a 22-year old University of Victoria student cycling through the 4000-block of Dawnview Cres. early Monday evening, wielding a four-inch folding knife while uttering profane language and threats.

When the cyclist retreated, the suspect blurted something similar to: “Yeah that’s what I thought,” and casually walked away, said Saanich Police Sgt. Steve Eassie.

“We’re bringing this forward as it’s very concerning that someone would draw a knife on someone else,” Eassie said. Saanich PD couldn’t deploy canines due to the high foot traffic in the area.

The suspect is thought to be about 20 years old, between five-foot-10 and six feet tall, and was wearing a dark hoodie with red piping or accents on sleeves, light-coloured jeans and light-coloured running shoes.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to call Saanich PD at 250-475-4321.

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