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Two arrested as guns pointed during dispute

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OPP Nipissing West

Pointing a firearm at another person led to the arrest of two people Sunday afternoon in Field, north of Sturgeon Falls.

OPP were called to a call of an assault with a weapon on Cemetery Road..

Investigation revealed that two people had pointed a firearm at another individual and then fled the scene in a vehicle. 

A short time after, an officer arrived at the scene and saw the vehicle in question. 

Both people were arrested and the firearm was seized, along with the ammunition and the individual's Possession Acquisition Licence.

The driver, a 55-year-old from Sturgeon Falls has been charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Pointing a firearm

The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to attend court at a later date in North Bay.

The passenger, a 33-year-old from Sturgeon Falls is charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon

The accused was released by way of an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date in Sturgeon Falls.

Police say the identities of the accused are not being released to protect the identity of the victims.