Suspect in Lakeside Park takedown pleads guilty

A man who was tackled by police in Lakeside Park with a knife last week will spend another 80 days in jail.

A man who was tackled by police in Lakeside Park with a knife last week will spend another 80 days in jail.

Scott Owen Smith, 23, of Ontario pled guilty to assault, uttering threats, possession of a weapon and mischief.

He was actually sentenced to three months, but received credit for time already served.

He will also be on probation for a year once released.

Police say Smith also has outstanding warrants in his home province and an “extensive” criminal record.

He punched a Greyhound employee in the face without provocation and according to witnesses, “went berserk.”

He’s believed to have assaulted a woman waiting for the bus and kicked a truck in the mall’s rear parking lot before running toward the Lakeside Park fields.

When several people followed him, he turned and removed a knife from his belt and threatened to kill them.

As police arrived, he was hiding in the bushes. He later ran out and was taken down by police, who seized the weapon.

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