UPDATE: The wanted man who brandished a knife and fled from officers on Elgin Avenue on Thursday afternoon, 18 November, was located by firearms officers in the West Bay area. The man, age 44 of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and threats to kill, in relation to the incident. The man had been wanted for failing to appear in court and has also been arrested for this offense. He remains in custody as investigations continue.
(CMR) A wanted man managed to evade the police this afternoon after brandishing a knife and threatening officers who tried to arrest him.
Police reports are that while conducting proactive patrols in George Town, RCIPS firearms officers identified the wanted man near the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue.
The officers approached the man, who brandished a knife and threatened them. In response, the officers drew their tasers and instructed the man to drop the knife. However, the man fled on foot before officers could detain him. Officers pursued the man but lost sight of him in the vicinity of the passport office on Elgin Avenue.
No one was injured during the incident, and the officers did not discharge any weapons. No members of the public at the Government Administration Building were placed in danger by the wanted man.
Police are currently continuing to make attempts to locate the wanted man but are not publicly circulating his identity at this time.