A bit of a scary situation at the Nelson Police station earlier this week when a man walked in with a seven-foot pole.

Man with 7-foot pole bursts into Nelson police lobby

A man claiming to being chased by a gang with knives burst into the lobby of the Nelson Police Department.

A man claiming to being chased by a gang with knives burst into the lobby of the Nelson Police Department.

Late Monday evening, the man, well police say is well known to them, arrived “crashing, yelling and swearing” while carrying a seven-foot long metal pole, say police in a release.

The man was out of breath as he explained he was being pursued.

Officers located and interviewed four local teenagers along with the man.

Investigation resulted in the man who charged into the police department being arrested for sex assault, two counts of uttering threats, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and failure to comply with conditions of an undertaking.

The man appeared in court on Wednesday.

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