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People chased by suspect with knife on Beckett Boulevard: OPP

35-year-old faces weapons charges
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On March 25, 2020 at approximately 8:30 a.m., members of the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a disturbance at a residence on Beckett Boulevard in the City of Elliot Lake.

Complainants reported a person yelling at them from across the street. [It is alleged that] the person then exited an apartment building and chased them with a knife. Prior to police arrival, the person re-entered the apartment and refused to exit.

The OPP's East Algoma Crime Unit, Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Canine Unit, Emergency Response Team (ERT), and the Critical Incident Command (CIC) assisted with the investigation.

The accused was eventually arrested by police.

Lindsey O'Brien, 35 years old from Elliot Lake, was charged with:
    •    Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code (CC) - (Two Counts),
    •    Carrying concealed weapon, contrary to section 90 of the CC, and
    •    Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Blind River on March 26, 2020.

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