Argument leads to weapons arrest on Stanley Street: Police
A police cruiser is seen outside 90 Stanley St. in London, Ont. on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Jim Knight / CTV News)
MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ONT. -- A 33-year-old London man is facing charges after an argument reportedly escalated, prompting him to go get a firearm.
London police say the argument began around 9:30 a.m. Monday when a man driving an e-bike on Wharncliffe Road South near Stanley Street passed a man known to him and they began arguing.
The e-bike driver reportedly went to his residence, returning on foot and again arguing with the acquaintance, but this time with a firearm.
Police were contacted shortly after 10 a.m. when the suspect left the area, and given a possible location of the suspect.
Officer responded to an address on Stanley between Wharncliffe and Perry Street, closing the roadway, and the suspect was arrested around 40 minutes later.
A search of the residence found a pellet gun, ammunition for a long gun, three airsoft rifles, an airsoft handgun magazine clip and one round of handgun ammunition.
As a result of the investigation, the 33-year-old man was charged with one count of possession of a weapon.
He was released pending a court date in January.