Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a weapons related call for service at approximately 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
Witnesses had reported a male in the area of Market Street and Dalhousie Street who had allegedly threatened and hit a male victim with a handgun.
Officers attended the scene where they located and arrested the suspect. Search incident to arrest, located a replica firearm in possession of the accused.
The victim and the accused were not known to each other. The victim did not sustain any physical injuries as a result of the incident.
As a result, a 21-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
- Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
- Assault With a Weapon
- Imitation Firearm – Use While Committing Offence
- Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm
The accused was held for bail.