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News Release - Daytime Edition: March 8, 2017

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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: March 8, 2017
Occurrence Type: Weapons and Mischief Charges Laid
Occurrence #: BA17011372
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:55pm

Barrie Police were called to the downtown library location after witnesses outside observed a male exhibiting unusual and unpredictable behaviour while brandishing a knife.

On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 3:55pm officers attended the Barrie Public Library located at 60 Worsley Street, in the CIty of Barrie, after a concerned citizen called for assistance.  The accused male was observed with a 6" bladed knife stabbing at the ground.  He then began removing the bricks from a retaining wall and smashing them into pieces while ripping off his clothes.  He was located by police shirtless on the library property with the knife in a nearby grassy area.  He was placed under arrest and the knife was seized without incident.  

The 25-year-old Barrie man of no fixed address was charged with Mischief Under $5000 and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.  He was held for a bail hearing on Wednesday to answer to his charges. 

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Occurrence #:BA17011372