A 35-year-old Sarnia man has been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and failure to comply with probation following an incident that led to the closure of a section of Euphemia Street, south, this week.
Sarnia Police say officers were called shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday after a man was spotted openly carrying what appeared to be a shotgun or long barrel firearm.
“The male was followed until he entered 125 Euphemia Street South where he was then observed to wrap up or conceal the firearm and proceed inside the building,” a news release stated.
Sarnia Police uniform patrol officers and emergency reposing team members responded and contained the area for public safety.
“Emergency response officers confronted a male party who matched the description provided. The male was arrested without incident,” police said, adding that the firearm in his possession was seized and determined to be a rifle style pellet gun.
There were no injuries.
The man was held for bail and has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance.