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Man found with weapons after locking himself in auto business bathroom: Peterborough police

Peterborough police have charged the suspect with multiple offences following the Saturday incident.
Peterborough police have charged the suspect with multiple offences following the Saturday incident. Global Peterborough

A Peterborough man is facing assault and weapons-related charges following an incident at a business on Saturday.

The Peterborough Police Service says officers responded to an auto business around 4 p.m. after receiving reports that a man had locked himself in a bathroom and was refusing to leave as the business was closing for the day.

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Police say officers arrived and located the man in the bathroom. According to police, the man was wanted on a warrant after allegedly failing to make a court appearance.

As a result of a police investigation, Jesse Dean Rowe, 26, of no fixed address in Peterborough, was arrested on a warrant for failure to attend court.

Police say Rowe was found to be in possession of a tactical knife and a BB gun during his arrest. According to police, further investigation revealed Rowe is currently bound by five weapon-prohibition orders.

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As a result, Rowe was additionally charged with five counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

While in custody at the police station, police also allege Rowe threw a cup of liquid at an officer and spread the unnamed liquid across the cell area.

He was additionally charged with mischief under $5,000 and assaulting a peace officer.

Rowe was held in custody and appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on Sunday.

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