A man who swung a sledgehammer and knife while trying to assault several people at Keremeos town hall has been arrested.

RCMP said Cameron Urquhart, 41, allegedly entered the village office and physically assaulted village workers.

“As employees escaped from the building, the man followed them outside as they continued to shout and assault and continue his aggressive behavior,” RCMP said in a release.

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“The police arrived shortly afterwards and were able to arrest the man after he assaulted a police officer and continued to struggle and resist arrest.”

A number of criminal charges have been laid against Urquhart.

Police said Tuesday that they do not believe Urquhart worked with anyone else, nor that his actions were orchestrated or endorsed by any kind of protest against current events.

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Anyone with any additional information about this incident is asked to contact the Keremeos RCMP at 250-499-5511.

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