Release Date: January 13, 2020

20-1840

 

On January 12, 2020 at approximately 4:40 p.m. the witness, who was an on-duty Frontenac Paramedic Superintendent, was travelling on Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard near Van Order Drive when he observed the male accused in a heated argument with another male near this intersection. The witness further observed that the accused was aggressively waving around a large machete.

 

The witness then followed the accused, who walked toward Bath Road, and observed him continuing to act irrationally while waving around the machete. The accused then began to weave in and out of traffic on Bath Road while slamming his backpack against the roadway. The accused then opened his backpack and removed a hacksaw.

 

The witness activated his emergency lights to control traffic in the area from approaching the accused. The accused then made his way to a gas station near the intersection of Bath Road and Palace Road at which time the witness alerted employees at the gas station to lock their door and requested that customers stay in their vehicles out of concerns for their safety. The accused continued pacing in front of the gas station while waving around both the machete and the hacksaw.

 

Police responded and the accused, who was wearing a t-shirt in frigid temperatures while sweating profusely, immediately relinquished both the machete and the hacksaw and was subsequently taken into custody and arrested.

 

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

 

A 27-year-old local man was charged with possess weapon dangerous to public peace, and two counts breach probation.