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Friday April 20th, 2012

Posted at 1:02pm

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A 31-year-old man is facing numerous weapons charges after an altercation at a downtown establishment just after 2am.

Police were on patrol at the corner of University Avenue at Pelissier Street when they were approached by a doorman from a bar in the area. The doorman told police that he had just escorted a man out of the establishment after he had been involved in an altercation with another group of patrons inside the bar. The doorman said that during the altercation, the man had brandished a set of “Brass Knuckles” while challenging the patrons to fight.

Police began a search of the area and located a man matching his description leaning against a wall with his hands in his jacket pockets on Pelissier Street near Park Street. Police approached the man and told him to remove his hands from his pockets, and the man complied and upon removing his hands from his pockets, the officers saw a set of silver coloured “Brass Knuckles” on his right hand. The man to remove the “Brass Knuckles” and drop them on the ground. The man complied with this request and he was subsequently arrested without incident.

“Brass Knuckles” are considered to be a prohibited weapon under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Kirk Townsend of Dundas, Ontario is currently in custody facing charges of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace.

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