Regina knife suspect nabbed after he stays to buy chips

One minute, a man with a knife was allegedly chasing somebody around a convenience store parking lot. The next, he was lining up to buy chips.

Man, 18, facing multiple charges following incident at 7-Eleven

One minute, a man with a knife was allegedly chasing somebody around a convenience store parking lot.

The next, he was in the store lining up to buy potato chips.

An armed assailant with the munchies was the scenario Regina police said they encountered Friday on the 2100 block of Broad St.

Around 5 a.m. CST, police rushed to the store after a caller said he had been chased around the parking lot by a knife-wielding man.

When they arrived, the man had left. Officers went into the store to examine the surveillance video which showed the suspect.

As they were leaving the store, believed to be the 7-Eleven at Broad St. and 14th Avenue, they spotted the suspect in the line at the till, purchasing a bag of chips.

The suspect was promptly arrested. 

The 18-year-old will be charged with carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a weapon dangerous to the public and assault with a weapon, police said.

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