Man with knife arrested after fleeing onto Oakville Transit bus: Police

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Published July 10, 2021 at 10:41 pm

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Police made an arrest today (July 10) after a man was seen armed with a weapon in Oakville.

Officers were called by GO Transit Security to attend the Oakville GO Station for a man on the train allegedly holding a knife.

“When officers arrived, a short foot chase ensued,” said police. “The male ran onto a stationary Oakville Transit Bus at the GO Station.”

Police say the bus was evacuated and officers were able to de-escalate the situation, taking the male into custody without injury.

34 year old Riddell-Watcheston is facing the following charges:

  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Theft Over $5000
  • Obstruction of a Police Officer
  • Possession of Break & Enter Tools
  • Possession of Property Obtained By Crime Under $5000
  • Possession of a Weapon Contrary to Court Order
  • Fail to Comply With Probation (2 Counts)
  • Possession of Fentanyl

He is being held pending a bail hearing, police say.

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