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Firearms charges for Manitouwadge resident after a barricade situation on Tuesday

A 26-year-old from Manitouwadge is facing firearms charges after an incident on Tuesday.

MANITOUWADGE — A Manitouwadge resident is facing numerous weapons-related charges.

On May 21, 2024, just before 11:00 p.m., members of the Manitouwadge Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a dispute at a residence involving an armed individual who barricaded themselves inside a residence in the Town of Manitouwadge.   

A short time later, officers arrested one individual.

The individual was transported to the local hospital for further assessment.  

As a result, a 26-year-old, of Manitouwadge, has been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with:

·        Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose - two counts

·        Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm - three counts

·        Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition - six counts

The accused is being held in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Manitouwadge at a later date.

There were no injuries sustained.


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