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Police seek suspect that brandished knife at youth in Listowel

LISTOWEL – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are looking for a suspect after an incident that occurred in Listowel last week.

On Monday, Sept. 28 just before 6 p.m., two youth were walking on Nichol Avenue South in Listowel, and were playing around by yelling out loud while in the parking lot of Eastdale Public School. When a car passed by, it is believed the three male occupants thought the youths were yelling at them. The driver exited the vehicle, where he brandished a knife, and uttered threats to one of the youth. The suspect got back in the vehicle and it left the scene. There were no injuries as a result of the altercation.

The male suspect is described as approximately 5’7″, wearing a black flat hat, black hoodie, grey jogging pants, and an earring. The vehicle was a black Honda Civic.

While the investigation is ongoing, the Perth County OPP wants to remind members of the public to always be aware of their surroundings and personal safety.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.