Man charged after allegedly firing crossbow at female near Hanover

The crossbow allegedly used to shoot at a female sits in the bushes on top of a hill, where police say they found the accused. West Grey Police Service / Facebook

West Grey police say a man has been charged after allegedly firing an arrow at a woman, east of Hanover.

It was around 7:45 a.m. Monday when officers say they were called to a home on Allan Park Road for reports a man had fired an arrow from a crossbow at a female.

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She was not injured and was able to flee to safety, officers said.

According to police when they arrived they found the man perched on top of a hill in some bushes by the home.

The crossbow allegedly used to shoot at a female on Monday August 5 near Hanover, Ont. West Grey Police Service / Facebook

They negotiated with the man and were able to arrest him and secure the crossbow without incident.

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The 35-year-old Bentick man has been charged with one count of uttering threats, one count of weapons dangerous, two counts of possess crossbow/ ammunition contrary to a prohibition order and on count of failing to comply with probation order.

He was held for a bail hearing in Walkerton, Ont. Tuesday

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