Man faces weapons charges after firearm call north of Cobourg: OPP

A man from Hastings, Ont., faces firearm charges following an incident in Alnwick-Halidmand Township on Sept. 17, 2023. Global News

A Hastings, Ont., man faces weapons charges following a firearm incident north of Cobourg, Ont., earlier this month.

According to Northumberland OPP, just before 1 a.m. on Sept. 17, officers responded to a report of an assault with a firearm during a dispute at a site in Alnwick-Haldimand Township.

Police say officers attended the location and arrested one individual. Police located a shotgun that matched the description of the weapon used in the offence.

A 38-year-old man was charged with two counts each of assault with a weapon and pointing a firearm and one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Cobourg on Nov. 15.

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OPP say anyone with information on the incident is asked to call them at 1-888-310-1122 or their local police or contact police anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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