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Suspected knife wielder nabbed near elementary school

Apprehended within 12 minutes of RCMP receiving call, police say
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The Peden Hill area was the scene of some tense moments on Thursday afternoon when a man reportedly threatened people with a long knife.

Police were called to the vicinity of Range and Wiebe roads just before 2:30 p.m. and just as students at a nearby elementary school were about to be let out for the day. 

RCMP flooded the area and apprehended the suspect within 12 minutes of receiving the complaint, police said.

The suspect is known to police and was found to be in breach of a release order, and will remain in custody until he can attend court, RCMP said.

The suspect's name was not released.