Haliburton Highlands OPP officers have charged a Gooderham resident with weapons offences after responding to an incident in Highlands East.

According to a distributed press release, on October 14, 2021, at approximately 9:07 p.m., officers responded to an altercation between two males involving a firearm on County Road 503 in Highlands East.

As a result of the investigation a 43-year-old man from Gooderham was charged with pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order, mischief under $5,000 and three counts of failure to comply with release order.

The accused is being held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

County Road 503 was temporarily closed between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. for a police investigation. The OPP Emergency Response Team, Tactics and Rescue Unit and Canine Unit attended the scene. There is no threat to public safety.

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The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Haliburton Highlands OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or https://ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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