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Armed man arrested after ‘violent dispute’ in Napanee, OPP say

OPP have charged a Napanee man with assault with a weapon after a violent dispute in the town Wednesday morning. OPP

OPP have arrested a Napanee man after a violent altercation with a weapon in the town Wednesday morning.

Police say they were called to the 2000 block of County Road 8 to respond to a dispute between two people who knew each other. This was not a domestic incident, according to OPP.

Calls to police say a person inside the home was armed with “an edged weapon.” When asked, OPP said the weapon was not a sword or a knife, but would not say what kind of weapon it was because it was “evidentiary in nature.”

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By the time police arrived, other occupants inside the home had fled, but the suspect remained inside. Officers “made contact” with the person inside, who surrendered a short time later.

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One person was treated for minor injuries.

Police then charged 55-year-old James Michael Kelsey with assault with a weapon.

OPP are still investigating the incident and say more charges are possible.

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