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Peterborough man charged after allegedly brandishing knife at taxi driver

A Peterborough man has been charged after allegedly brandishing a knife at a cab driver.
A Peterborough man has been charged after allegedly brandishing a knife at a cab driver. Bayne Stanley / The Canadian Press

A Peterborough man is accused of brandishing a knife at a taxi driver on Monday.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, the man entered a taxi at a Romaine Street address and was taken to different locations around the city.

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Police say that at his final destination, the man allegedly brandished a knife at the cabbie.

Police were called, and the man was arrested.

Jason Martin Zemitis, 40, of Peterborough, was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats and failure to comply with a probation order.

Zemitis was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Tuesday.

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