Taser Used To Take Down Man With Machete

Source: Area OPP
Date: Thu Jan 3 06:35:19 MST 2019

(SAUGEEN FIRST NATION, ON) - On December 31, 2018 at 11:31 p.m. Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a Highway 21 residence, Saugeen First Nation for a weapons occurrence.

At the residence police were confronted outside by a male with a machete. During the confrontation with the male police discharged a conducted energy weapon (CEW). The male discarded the machete and was arrested by police. The male was searched by police and two more knives were found on the male.

Police have charged 47-year-old male, Emric THOMPSON of Saugeen First Nation with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, section 88 of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC) and Resist Peace Officer, section 129(a) CC.

Police are asking anyone with information that can assist Bruce Peninsula OPP with this investigation to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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