November 5, 2018 1:44 pm

Man accused of using brush axe in attempted attack in Oshawa: police

Durham police say a man has been arrested following an alleged attempt to attack someone with a brush axe.

Jasmine Pazzano/Global News

OSHAWA, Ont. – Police say a man has been charged after he allegedly tried to attack someone with an axe in Oshawa, Ont.

Durham regional police say the incident happened at a public park on the evening of Halloween.

They say the accused was involved in an altercation with another male, and allegedly tried to strike him with a brush axe.

Police say the accused also allegedly damaged a parked vehicle.

They say he was disarmed by several bystanders, who held him until officers arrived.

Investigators say the 33-year-old has been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, mischief under $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order.

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