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Man arrested after swinging hatchet inside London, Ont., business: police

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London, Ont., police say a man is facing charges after a hatchet was reportedly swung inside a local business.

Police say they were called to a business located at 1925 Dundas St. Friday evening.

Officials learned a man had walked in, put a few items into a shopping basket and walked out without paying.

When an employee approached the man, the two reportedly got into a physical altercation.

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Police say the suspect reportedly took out a hatchet, swung it, and damaged property inside the store before fleeing on foot.

Police were called and a suspect was later arrested.

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They say no injuries were reported and a hatchet was seized.

The damage inside the store is estimated at around $1,000.

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A 33-year-old London man has been charged with robbery and mischief under $5,000.

The accused is set to appear in court on May 27.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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