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Man arrested after people chased with hammer in downtown Kitchener

The crest on a Waterloo regional police officer's sleeve. Kevin Nielsen / Global News

A man was arrested after people were chased with a hammer in downtown Kitchener on Tuesday afternoon, according to Waterloo regional police.

They say that at around 5:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area around Duke and Ontario streets after the incident was called in.

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Police say officers placed the man under arrest.

There were no injuries reported to police.

Police say a 27-year-old man from Kitchener is facing a number of charges, including assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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