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Police seize a flare gun loaded with a 12-gauge shotgun shell in Callander assault

He threatened and assaulted a family member and prevented her from leaving the house.
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Flare gun. File photo.

A Callander man faces numerous charges after a violent incident in the town early this morning after a 911 call alerted police.

Police say that Monday evening while the man was at home, he threatened and assaulted a family member and prevented her from leaving the house.

He is also accused of damaging a household object.

Once police arrived and announced to the man he was under arrest, he resisted by attempting to assault police, according to a news release.

Following a search after the arrest, police seized as evidence a flare gun that had been loaded with a 12-gauge shotgun shell.

Arrested and charged is a 20-year old Callander man with:

  • One count of uttering threats to cause death;
  • One count of mischief under $5,000;
  • One count of forcible confinement;
  • One count of assault;
  • One count of assault with intent to resist arrest;
  • One count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm;
  • One count of careless use of a firearm; and
  • One count of breach of probation.

Police say in the interest of protecting the identity of the victim, who was not physically injured as a result of this incident, they will not be releasing the name of the man, who was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Jeff Turl

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