A Cobourg man faces multiple weapons-related charges following an incident near the town’s marina on Friday afternoon.
Around 3 p.m., Cobourg Police Service officers were called to the downtown area for reports of a man causing a disturbance in the street. Police say while officers were en route, a second call reported that a man in the area of the marina was allegedly brandishing a handgun.
Police say they located the suspect, who was still openly carrying the reported handgun. He was arrested and also found in possession of a prohibited knife.
Officers determined the handgun was an airsoft pistol that resembled a real firearm.
Robert Clements of no fixed arrested was charged with two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited weapon for a dangerous purpose, knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a weapon, carrying a concealed prohibited weapon and causing a disturbance.
He was held in custody for a scheduled bail hearing.
Police are requesting any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information to contact investigating officer acting Sgt. Kyle Tobin at 905-372-6821 or by email.