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Man connected to August home invasion on Hamilton mountain arrested: police

Hamilton police say they're looking for a crossbow and two guns allegedly taken from a home on Case Street. Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton police have made a second arrest in a central mountain home invasion in August that put an elementary school and a daycare in lock down.

Police say the 20-year-old man was spotted trying to get into a car at a residence in Grimsby on Wednesday afternoon. He was subsequently arrested.

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Mason Hood is facing multiple charges related to the targeted incident, according to investigators.

It’s alleged that Hood and an accomplice broke into a home on Brigade Drive, near Upper Wellington and Stone Church, and tried to rob it with a fake gun.

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Officers arrived and arrested one male at the scene but Hood allegedly ran off. The weapon was not recovered.

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The victim was not hurt.

A heavy police presence descended on Brigade Avenue to search for the suspect and nearby Helen Detwiler Elementary School, which has a daycare, was placed in a hold and secure before it was lifted in the early afternoon on Aug. 28.

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