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Peterborough woman brandishing machete arrested at gun-point

A Peterborough woman faces weapons charges after allegedly brandishing a machete. Global News Peterborough file

A Peterborough woman is facing charges after an incident involving a machete on Tuesday morning.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 10:30 a.m., police responded to several calls about a woman allegedly brandishing a machete and in an “agitated state.”

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Officers located the woman in the lobby of a business on Aylmer Street North. They initiated a gun-point arrest, and asked her to put down the weapon.

The woman complied and was arrested. Police seized the weapon.

Georgina Davis, 55, of Peterborough, was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

She was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Feb. 17.

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