Man charged with pointing a firearm

Posted On Monday November 29, 2021
Seized Firearm
Seized Firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 29, 2021 3:20 pm 

(Ottawa) – Yesterday, the Ottawa Police Service Central Criminal Investigation Unit charged a man for pointing a firearm in relation to an incident that happened on Saturday morning. 

On November 28th, the Ottawa Police Service received a call from Carleton University Campus Safety Services to advise they were investigating an incident that occurred at approximately 2am on November 27th, 2021, in which a man was seen pointing a firearm at students. 

Frontline patrol officers attended the University, reviewed the evidence, and arrested a man. When arrested, the man was in possession of a fraudulent Ontario Driver’s Licence. 

The firearm was later recovered and seized. It was determined to be a pellet gun (See photo). 

A 18 year old man, of Durham, has been charged with Pointing a firearm, Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace and of Unlawful possession of a counterfeit document. 

He was released on an Undertaking.

The Ottawa Police Service continues to see a high number of authentic-looking fake firearms, including air pistols, BB guns, imitations and replicas being displayed in public or used in crimes. Exhibiting, manipulating, or carrying these items is dangerous and has triggered multiple priority police responses this year.

We take these incidents seriously as these are a threat to public safety and as such, criminal charges will be laid against people engaging in such conduct.

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