A 33-year-old New Tecumseth man stands accused following a harrowing incident which occured in the early hours of Saturday at a fast-food parking lot in Alliston. Substantial charges have been filed against him, amongst them the accusations of brandishing a knife, intoxication, and unauthorized possession of a weapon.
Local authorities were alerted to a potential impaired driver in the vicinity just after the clock struck two. In response to the call to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), officers swiftly made their way to the scene. On their arrival, however, they were met with a more threatening scenario— the aforementioned 33-year-old man brandishing a knife in apparent agitation.
Despite the undeniably menacing situation, the charged man was arrested without incident, and no bystanders were harmed during the proceedings. Beyond the accusations of intoxication and wielding a potential weapon, the man was also charged with carrying a concealed, prohibited device, an escalation of the offenses.
Ease was granted to the local community as OPP confirmed the lack of injuries through their preliminary investigations. The accused man, after a brief period of detention, has since been released from custody. To answer to his charges, he is scheduled to face the court’s judgement in the Bradford courthouse, with proceedings slated for November.