Man in cus­tody after in­vad­ing home armed with knife

Journal Pioneer - - PRINCE COUNTY -

SUM­MER­SIDE - A 27-year-old Sum­mer­side man is in cus­tody after al­legedly com­mit­ting a home in­va­sion Thurs­day, while armed with a knife at a Sum­mer­side res­i­dence.

Just be­fore 3:30 p.m., Sum­mer­side po­lice re­ceived a 911 call re­port­ing a home in­va­sion in progress at a res­i­dence on Sum­mer Street.

Two teenage girls were at home at the time the sus­pect en­tered the res­i­dence. Both stayed in the up­per level of the house and could hear the sus­pect rum­mag­ing through the res­i­dence.

The girls con­tacted their fa­ther and grand­fa­ther. The grand­fa­ther, who lives nearby, at­tended the res­i­dence found the sus­pect in­side the res­i­dence armed with a knife.

After be­ing con­fronted by the grand­fa­ther, the sus­pect fled the res­i­dence and po­lice were con­tacted. The grand­fa­ther and an­other wit­ness were able to keep the sus­pect in sight un­til po­lice ar­rived and took him into cus­tody.

The sus­pect, who is well-known to po­lice, will ap­pear be­fore the court later to­day to an­swer to charges of break and en­ter into a res­i­dence and pos­ses­sion of a weapon for a dan­ger­ous pur­pose. No one was in­jured dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

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