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Man armed with ‘edged weapons’ arrested after move toward stage at Vancouver comedy festival – BC

An extremely disturbing incident at the Great Outdoor Comedy Festival at Stanley Park has been confirmed and police are identifying the suspect.

Police said Jacques Louis-Martin Letendre is charged with uttering threats, assault, and posession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Yesterday, Letendre allegedly reached a fence around 9:30 p.m. and was moving “towards the front of the stage” when security guards intervened.

They were able to stop the 31-year-old man, who was found to be armed with two “edged weapons,” according to police.

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“We had officers working inside the venue who responded immediately and took custody of the suspect, who is a Vancouver resident,” Sgt. Steve Addison, with Vancouver Police. “His motives are not known and the investigation is ongoing.”

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The Great Outdoor Comedy Festival is running on both Saturday and Sunday evenings at Stanley Park. Friday night’s headliner was Russell Peters.

Further information is limited at this time.

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