Guelph, Ont. man faces charges after attacking an Uber driver: police

A 26-year-old Guelph man faces assault and weapons charges after reportedly attacking an Uber driver. Police said he was arrested in another city before being turned over. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Guelph Police say charges have been laid following an attack on an Uber driver on Thursday night.

Police said they received a call from the victim just before 9 p.m. last night.

They said the driver picked up a female passenger and drove her from an address in Waterloo to a plaza near Willow and Westwood Road, where she got into another car.

Investigators said a man then exited that car and angrily approached the victim’s vehicle, asking why he was driving his girlfriend around.

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Police said the man opened the victim’s door, punched him in the face, then pulled up his shirt to reveal a knife hidden in his waistband while threatening to kill the Uber driver.

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The suspect was later arrested by police in another jurisdiction and turned over to police.

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A 26-year-old Guelph man is charged with assault, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and uttering threats.

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