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Sarnia, Ont. resident assaulted by knife-wielding man in ‘random act’: police

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A 27-year-old man is facing assault and weapons charges after Sarnia, Ont., police arrested an individual who threatened residents with a knife last week.

On Thursday at 9:20 p.m., police said the man forced himself into an apartment in the 100 block of Queen Street.

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Police said the man confronted the residents with a knife, threatened to harm them, and assaulted one of the occupants.

The man fled after someone called 911.

Officers said they found the individual immediately. A physical confrontation ensued and a stun gun was used on the man, police said.

An officer was treated at the scene following minor injuries and returned to duty, according to police.

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The victim and the individual arrested were not known to each other, and police called the incident a “random act.”

Dakota Berlin George, 27, of Sarnia, has been charged with assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and uttering threats.

The man remains in custody pending a bail hearing.

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