An Amherstburg businessman and philanthropist is facing a number of weapons offences.

Amherstburg police say charges for 45-year-old Al Quesnel include pointing a firearm, discharging a firearm, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Police aren't release many details, but say it relates to an incident from early last week.

Quesnel has given to a number of causes and recently pledged millions of dollars to the restoration of assumption church.