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Man faces charges for pointing fake gun in Hamilton’s north end: police

Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton police have charged a man who allegedly wielded a fake gun in two incidents in city’s north end this week.

Investigators say an individual pointed what appeared to be a gun at a woman leaving a workplace near MacNab Street North early Tuesday. The female was able to evade the man by getting into her vehicle and driving away.

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On Thursday morning, Hamilton police say an employee at a site near Hamilton Harbour was assaulted by an individual after the worker asked an alleged trespasser to leave. The suspect removed a firearm from his waistband before attacking the worker.

Police recovered an imitation firearm from a man who allegedly pointed the gun in two separate incidents in Hamilton’s north end.
Police recovered an imitation firearm from a man who allegedly pointed the gun in two separate incidents in Hamilton’s north end.

Police say a 24-year-old is facing multiple charges including pointing a firearm and assault.

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Anyone with information can call police at 905-546-3821. Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submitted online.