Peterborough man accused of pointing handgun in public, bringing weapon to police station front desk

According to police, a man entered the police station and submitted a handgun on the front desk. Peterborough Police Service

A Peterborough man is facing weapons charges after an incident on Sunday evening.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 7:20 p.m., a man entered the police station on Water Street and placed a black handgun on the front desk.

The man was arrested on weapons-related charges, and the gun was seized, police said.

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While officers were speaking to the suspect, another man entered the station and claimed a man had just pointed a firearm at him and had pulled the trigger several times, police said.

Police said earlier Sunday evening, officers twice responded to reports of a man waving a handgun but could not locate a suspect. The description of the suspect matched that of the man who provided the handgun to police.

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It was determined the weapon was a black air pistol.

Andrew Miller, 25, was arrested and charged with possession of an imitation weapon for a dangerous purpose, pointing a firearm and discharging a firearm into or at a place in a reckless manner.

He was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on April 14, police said Monday.

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