NELSON, B.C. — A Nelson, B.C., police officer had no choice but to take down two men at gunpoint when he saw one of them heading toward the other with a butcher knife.
The cop had been summoned to the scene of suspicious activity near the local cemetery around midnight – without knowing he’d stumbled onto the set of a horror movie.
It was only after the men involved were in custody that police learned one of their own had witnessed the “attack-with-a-butcher-knife scene.”
Nelson Police Department spokesman Sgt. Howie Grant says the officer who called for immediate backup thought he was dealing with a cop’s worst nightmare.
The filmmakers were released without charges, but asked to notify police if they planned on filming any other such scenes in a public place.
Grant joked the department could get some publicity from the incident if the Nelson Police Department is listed in the film credits.