OPP tight lipped on case of man charged with assault, forcible confinement
An Ontario Province Police officer is seen in this file photo.
LONDON, ONT -- A search warrant in Point Edward involved the bomb unit, and a man is facing several violent charges, but few details have been released by police.
In a short release issued by provincial police it was revealed that members of the OPP Emergency Response Unit, Forensic Unit, and Explosive Disposal Unit were all part of a search warrant in Point Edward on Monday.
When their search was complete a 53-year-old man was charged with several offences including aggravated assault, forcible confinement, and assault with a weapon.
When asked what led police to such charges and a search warrant, their response was brief.
“As the investigation is still ongoing, we will not be releasing any further details at this time,” wrote Const. Katie Hill in an email to CTV News.
The man, who police have identified as Steven Houghton of Point Edward, is also charged with uttering death threats and threats of bodily harm.
Police seized weapons and suspected methamphetamine in the search on Monday. As a result, Houghton is also facing three weapons-related charges and two-drug related charges.
He appeared in court in Sarnia Wednesday.
It remains unclear if an update on the investigation and circumstances of the charges will be released.