A scary incident for partygoers at a beach fire in Campbell River.

According to the Campbell River RCMP, a 19-year-old man from the Qualicum Beach area threatened others with a knife at roughly 11:30pm last Friday.

Police tracked the man down at a friend’s home in the 1800 block of the South Island Highway, where he was arrested .

He was held in custody before being released on several protective conditions. 

The RCMP says it’s believed that drugs played a significant role in the man’s actions. 

“We were very lucky that nobody in this incident was seriously injured,” said RCMP Const. Maury Tyre said. 

“The investigation is still ongoing and at this point the motives for the man’s actions are unclear. The suspect made some severe threats to some teenage girls, to the point it was reported that the knife had been held to their skin and left marks.”

The suspect is set to appear in court in Campbell River at a later date as police will be recommending charges of uttering threats and assault with a weapon.