Teens threatened with knife for singing at bus stop

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Two teenage girls were threatened with a knife at a bus stop Friday night because they were singing and dancing as they waited for the bus.

The 16-year-olds were waiting at Wilkinson and Interurban roads when an 18-year-old man, also waiting at the bus stop, approached them, pulled out a folding knife and threatened the girls.

“Apparently the suspect became bothered by the two youths, who were singing and dancing,” Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said.

The suspect fled, but the girls provided police with a good description of the man and an individual matching his description was arrested a short distance away. A small folding knife was seized.

Arresting officers had concerns for the man’s mental health, and he was brought to Royal Jubilee Hospital for an assessment.

The 18-year-old faces threat-related charges.

kslavin@saanichnews.com