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Man arrested after allegedly causing disturbance outside Peterborough police station

A Peterborough man has been charged after officers responded to a reported disturbance outside the local police station on Tuesday.
A Peterborough man has been charged after officers responded to a reported disturbance outside the local police station on Tuesday. Global Peterborough

A Peterborough man is facing charges, including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, following a Tuesday evening incident outside the local police station.

Shortly after 6 p.m., police said officers responded to a disturbance outside the front of the police station at Water and McDonnel streets. Officers were informed that a man had allegedly been involved in an altercation with other people while in the area and that he had a knife in his possession.

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According to a report from the Peterborough Examiner, police Chief Scott Gilbert said a fight had broken out at the nearby tent city in Victoria Park and continued near the station. Gilbert reportedly left a meeting and joined other officers at the scene when the incident took place.

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Officers then located the suspect, and he was arrested for causing a disturbance. During the arrest, police said they found a knife in the man’s possession.

Stewart William McKenzie, 49, of Barlesan Road, Peterborough, is charged with causing a disturbance, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and failure to comply with a probation order to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

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He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

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