Individual arrested following weapons incident

SOUTH CAYUGA—On Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 11:22 p.m., OPP and Haldimand County paramedics responded to Haldimand Road 12 in South Cayuga where it was reported an individual had been injured by an edged weapon and the suspect was also in possession of a firearm. It was further reported that the injured individual and another occupant were able to exit the residence to a safe location.

OPP set up containment of the area and, shortly afterward, the suspect exited the residence and was arrested without further incident. The injured individual was transported by paramedics to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

OPP investigation determined the suspect confronted, and struck, the victim with an edged weapon. The suspect then brandished a firearm toward the victim and another occupant of the residence. All parties involved are known to one another.

OPP obtained a search warrant and have seized a quantity of firearms from the residence. OPP has charged a 61-year-old of Haldimand County with:

  • Pointing a firearm (two counts)
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm (two counts)
  • Assault with a weapon

The accused was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga.