K-9 unit called in after man waves knife around at store customers

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On Sunday, July 30, 2017 at around 5:30 p.m. an employee at a convenience store on Colborne Street called 911 after an unknown male walked into the store brandishing a knife acting strange and causing a disturbance. 

The accused had entered the store with a knife in his hand and began to wave the knife around at customers. The accused then ran into the back room area at the convenience store and could be heard smashing things in the back.

Community Patrol Officers attended and observed numerous costumers in the store who were waiting at the counter to purchase items. The officers ordered all the customers out of the store for their own safety and protection. Officers contained the exit and entrances and called Brantford Police Canine Unit to assist. The BPS K-9 was released into the store for a search of the suspect. The K-9 made his way to the back stock room area and began to bark outside a walk in freezer. The accused had entered the walk-in freezer and was hiding inside. Officers gave direct commands for the accused to exit the freezer empty handed. The accused did listen and exited the freezer. The accused complied and was arrested.

 Levi Jeffrey Brown, 26 years of age is charged with;

 Possession of Weapons Dangerous, Mischief under $5,000.00 and Assault with a Weapon.

 The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.