Summerside man facing assault, weapons charges after incident involving ex-girlfriend

A 21-year-old Summerside man is facing assault and weapons charges after allegedly pulling a knife on his ex-girlfriend.

Man also had outstanding warrant for his arrest

Summerside police say they've laid charges against a 21-year-old man after he allegedly pulled a knife on his ex-girlfriend on Friday night. (CBC)

A 21-year-old Summerside man is facing assault and weapons-related charges after allegedly pulling a knife on his ex-girlfriend.

Summerside police said they were called at 7:30 p.m. on Friday to a Granville Street business by staff members on behalf of a woman who ran into the store. The alleged victim did not sustain any serious injuries.

The man fled the scene before police arrived but was located hiding behind a nearby business, police said, and a knife was recovered nearby. There was also an outstanding arrest warrant for the man.

Cpl. Jason Blacquiere said the man is facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon and common assault.

The suspect was remanded into custody and will appear in court at a later date.

With files from Malcolm Campbell