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Peterborough police make weekend arrests involving men brandishing air rifle, knife

Peterborough police made arrests in connection with individuals brandishing an air rifle and a knife in weekend incidents. Peterborough Police Service

Peterborough police made a pair of arrests involving individuals with weapons over the Canada Day long weekend.

In one incident, around 6 a.m. on July 1, Peterborough Police Service officers responded to reports of a man waving a weapon around in the area of Lansdowne Street and Monaghan Road.

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Police located the man and took him into custody. He was found in possession of an air rifle.

Further investigation revealed the man was currently serving a weapons prohibition order.

A 25-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

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The accused was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on July 14.

Knife incident

On Saturday around 3:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of an unwanted person at a business in the area of Townsend Street and George Street North. Police say a man had been asked to leave the premises. He complied but returned to the area.

When asked to leave again, the man reportedly pulled out a knife and threatened an individual.

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The suspect was located a short distance away and was arrested without incident.

A 34-year-old Peterborough man was charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and failure to comply with a probation order.

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He was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on July 26.

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