Weapons charges laid after assault in Alexandria

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Weapons charges laid after assault in Alexandria
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ALEXANDRIA, Ontario – On August 5, 2021 shortly before 1:00 a.m, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a disturbance at a residence on Main Street in Alexandria, Ontario.

Investigation indicated that an altercation occurred between two individuals involving a handgun. The accused individual pointed a firearm (later identified as an Air pistol handgun) at the victim. The altercation continued and the accused attacked the victim and shot the victim with the pellet gun. The victim and a witness fled the residence. The accused remained in the residence refusing to comply with demands to exit the home.

On August 5, 2021 Shortly after 6:00 a.m with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine Unit, Provincial Liaison Team (PLT), Crisis negotiator and SD&G OPP officers resolved the situation and the accused surrendered without incident.

The accused, a 25 year-old male of Alexandria, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

– Assault with a weapon – Criminal Code – Sec. 267(a)

-Pointing a firearm – CC – Sec. 87

-Discharge Air gun or pistol with intent – CC – Sec. 244.1(a)

– Assault – CC – Sec. 266

– Criminal harassment – Threatening conduct – CC – Sec. 264(2)(d)

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall August 5, 2021.

Anyone having information on the above incidents or any other crime is asked to call SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or you can submit a TIP online at www.seawayvalleycrimestoppers.ca

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