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Charges laid in replica handgun incident

Charges laid in replica handgun incident

Posted: 2023-05-12 07:22:36 By: thebay

Bracebridge OPP have laid charges in connection to a firearm-related incident in downtown Bracebridge on Wednesday.

Police received a call at 10.20am from a member of the public reporting that an individual was standing on the sidewalk at the intersection of Manitoba Street and Taylor Road while holding what appeared to be a handgun. Police responded within minutes due to public safety concerns and were able to take control of the individual and place them under arrest. Further investigation revealed that the firearm was a replica.

54-year-old John McKeen, of Bracebridge has been charged with:

  • 3 counts of Possession of a Weapon\Imitation for a Dangerous Purpose
  • 3 counts of Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Pointing a Firearm
  • 2 counts of carrying an Imitation Firearm - Use While Committing an Offence, and
  • 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order

The accused will appear in a Bracebridge Court today for a bail hearing.