Officers wore carbine rifles for domestic violence call in Cornwall due to 'threat level', say RCMP

RCMP in P.E.I. say they responded to a domestic violence call involving an 18-year-old man with a knife in Cornwall, P.E.I., with carbine rifles because of the threat level.

Weapons weren't raised, no one was hurt, say RCMP

Carbine rifles, similar to the one shown here, were worn by police officers when they responded to the incident in Cornwall Thursday. (CBC)

RCMP in P.E.I. say they responded to a domestic violence call involving an 18-year-old man with a knife in Cornwall, P.E.I., with carbine rifles because of the threat level.

RCMP got the call the man was in his home with the knife and two other people around 5 p.m. Thursday.

Staff Sgt. Shane Hubley said the other people were no longer in the house when the officers arrived.

The man was arrested without incident, and Hubley said there was never any threat of gun use.

No one was hurt in the incident.

The 18-year-old appeared in court this morning and is facing a charge of assault with a weapon, two counts of uttering threats, and one count of breaching probation according to Hubley.

With files from Laura Chapin and Brian Higgins