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15-year-old arrested after attending residence with firearm: Chatham-Kent police

Chatham-Kent police cruiser in Chatham, Ont., on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Submitted to CTV News Windsor) Chatham-Kent police cruiser in Chatham, Ont., on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Submitted to CTV News Windsor)

A 15-year-old youth has been arrested by police in Chatham-Kent after they attended a person’s home while in possession of a firearm Saturday morning.

According to the Chatham-Kent Police Service, at 8:46 a.m. on Saturday, officers responded to an address in Chatham for a weapons complaint.

Police said a pedestrian observed an unknown suspect outside his home with a suspected firearm. The suspect was the seen entering the building and attending a second story window.

Throughout the course of the incident, the suspect was observed to be in the possession of a firearm.

Police quickly attended the scene and one person was arrested.

A 15-year-old youth – who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act – was arrested for breaching a weapons prohibition and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Police said the situation was resolved without incident and there are no public safety concerns. Top Stories

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