Restaurant incident much ado about nothing: RCMP

Police respond to an incident that turns out to be a 'tempest in a teapot.'

RCMP members responded to an incident at May May restaurant on Friday afternoon.

RCMP members responded to an incident at May May restaurant on Friday afternoon.

There was a lot of sound and fury that signified nothing on Friday afternoon, as RCMP officers responded to an incident at May May restaurant.

Police received an emergency call describing two men with weapons in a confrontation in the basement of the building, and took appropriate action, said Sgt. Brendan McKenna, with the Cranbrook detachment.

“It looked like a big police response, and it was, based on the report,” McKenna said. “What we got is we got a call of a disturbance, an altercation at the restaurant with two males, with weapons involved.

“When that happens, when we get that, that dictates the response, that they’re going to go with emergency equipment on, which is lights and sirens and we’re going to take an approach to the incident that has high emphasis on public safety and police safety.”

A number of marked and unmarked RCMP vehicles arrived and officers secured the scene, evacuating the restaurant patrons from the top floor and clearing the building.

“We got there and it turned out to really be a tempest in a teapot. There was no weapons involved, it was just a disagreement between two people,” said McKenna.

The RCMP members conducted interviews and concluded their business. No charges were laid.