Red Deer man charged for stabbing furniture

Police arrested a 20-year-old man without incident.

A man who was allegedly behaving erratically and stabbing furniture on Tuesday has been charged.

Red Deer RCMP arrested a suspect at an apartment complex in Highland Green after he was reported to be causing a disturbance involving a knife around 5 p.m. Police allege the suspect was wielding a knife outside the apartment building at 50th Avenue and 62nd Street.

“The suspect did not approach or threaten anyone but was reported to be stabbing at furniture,” said police in a news release.

Police arrested a 20-year-old man without incident. A firearm, ammunition and a knife were found in his possession.

He was wanted on six warrants for break and enter, failing to appear in court and weapons and drugs charges.

In addition to those charges, the man has now been charged with: possessing a prohibited firearm and ammunition, careless use of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, possessing a firearm without a licence, possession of an unauthorized weapon, possession of a weapon with serial number removed, mischief, identify fraud; and two counts each of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of drugs.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer provincial court on Oct. 11.