Man Arrested In Amherstburg After Challenging Police With Swords

Monday January 30th, 2017

Posted at 9:09am

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Amherstburg police say that just after 3pm on January 28th, 2017 they along with EMS were called to a residence on Kempt Street regarding a distraught male.

Police say that when they arrived, the male was in a state of anger and rage. Officers attempted to speak to the male who then fled to the basement of the residence.

Police continued to make verbal contact from the top of the stairwell with the male in the basement, and the male approached the officers from the bottom of the stairwell with two large swords in his hands, challenging the officers.

Officers successfully deployed their conductive energy weapon and were able to apprehend the male without injury to the male or any of the officers involved.

The 48-year-old Amherstburg male has been charged with weapons dangerous.

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