Cobourg Police Arrest Suspect After Several 9-1-1 Calls Reporting Man With Gun Near Marina

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One person is facing several serious criminal charges after a gunpoint take down on Friday, September 11, 2020.

Acting Sgt. Kyle Tobin said police received a call radio call from a by-law officer about an irate male in the area of King and Church Streets around 3 p.m.

After police arrived on scene, officers received several 9-1-1 calls of a male armed with a handgun/knife that matched the description of the previous call.

When police arrived around the area of the marina fuel docks they noticed a male that matched the description carrying what appeared to be a handgun that was in a holster walking across the lawn of the marina.

Police immediately conducted a gun point take down on the suspect. The suspect dropped the holster carrying the alleged gun, but refused to comply with officers demands to lay on the ground.
Officers placed the man into custody and it was determined the gun was a metal starters pistol.

“The handgun appeared very real,” said Tobin.

“It was all metal construction, it had cartridges in it that appeared to be live rounds. Aside from examining it on closer inspection, there was no way to determine the firearm wasn’t an actually fully functioning firearm.”

There was a fluorescent tip on the end of the barrel of the starters pistol, but police would not be able to see it when it was in the holster.

The suspect was also carrying a prohibited weapon (spring assisted knife/switch blade).

The suspect also disposed of a larger knife prior to the arrest at the marina.

“We don’t know when we are taking him into custody how many more weapons are on him, if any, so it can potentially be a very dangerous situation not only for ourselves, but the public as well.”

A 34-year-old man is facing numerous charges including weapons dangerous, cause disturbance, prohibited weapon and others.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

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