A 23-year-old man is facing weapons-related charges after RCMP officers found a machete on his person last week.
Norway House RCMP responded to a report of a group of men with a machete "looking for a fight" at a residence on Mission Island in Norway House shortly after 11 a.m. on April 8, RCMP said in a release Monday.
En route to the address, officers saw a pickup truck with three men in it pull into the driveway of another residence and stopped to speak to them. It was then they located a machete, which RCMP say the men did not use to injure anyone.
The man in possession of the machete was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, as well as breaching the conditions of his probation.
The other two vehicle occupants were also arrested and charged — a 24-year-old man with an intoxication-related charge, and a 28-year-old man with a mischief charge. The trio was released pending court dates.