February 14, 2018 1:04 pm

Hamilton police charge teenager with guns, drug offences

A teenager is facing numerous charges following a disturbance in downtown Hamilton.

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A 15-year-old Hamilton boy has been charged with drug and weapons-related offences.

Hamilton police say they arrested the teenager Tuesday in connection with an incident at Jackson Square on Jan. 30.

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That’s when police were called to the downtown mall and the Hamilton Public Library for a disturbance involving four youths.

Police say the boy was in possession of a loaded flare gun and some drugs when he was arrested.

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He’s facing charges of assault, carrying a concealed weapon, weapons dangerous and trafficking narcotics.

The three other youths who were involved in the disturbance were arrested at the scene.

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