A 62-year-old male from Oshawa was charged with Weapons Dangerous and Mischief Under $5,000 after police use (CEW) to end disturbance peacefully.
On Sunday, April 7, 2019, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Durham Regional Police Service responded to a male armed with a large knife causing a disturbance on King Street East in Oshawa. Police arrived and found the armed male, shouting and waving around a large butcher knife. The male was slashing at the walls and yelling loudly. Officers attempted to communicate with the male; however, he disobeyed their commands to drop the knife. The male turned towards police and made advancements towards them. Officers deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW). The male was taken into custody and taken to a local hospital for a mental health assessment.