Cannington man allegedly armed with an axe arrested in Oshawa

A 33-year-old Cannington man who was allegedly armed with an axe was arrested after trying to attack another man in an Oshawa park last week.

Last Wednesday (Oct. 31), officers were called to a disturbance at Memorial Park in Oshawa around 6 p.m.. Police say the suspect, who was armed with a brush axe, was acting aggressively and was involved in an altercation with another male.

According to police, the suspect assaulted the male victim and tried striking him with the axe and also damaged a parked vehicle.

“Several bystanders intervened and were able to disarm the male and hold him until officers arrived,” the media release from the DRPS reads.

Brandon Welsh of Hillside Crescent has been charged with possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, mischief under $5000 and fail to comply with probation order. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Sgt. McCabe 1-888-579-1520, ext. 2275.

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