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Man arrested carrying two samurai swords in downtown Oshawa: police

OSHAWA, Ont. — Durham Regional Police say a man has been arrested and charged after officers found him carrying two samurai swords and an imitation firearm in downtown Oshawa. 

Police say officers were on a foot patrol on Friday when they saw a man sitting outside a stairwell with two samurai swords on his lap. 

Police say the man was taken into custody without incident. 

Along with the swords, police say officers seized several knives and an imitation firearm. 

The 36-year-old man was charged with failure to comply with a probation order and possession of weapons dangerous to public peace.

Police say he was released on an undertaking. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 27, 2022.

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