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Lindsay Man Charged After Lengthy Stand-Off With Police On Saturday Night (Audio)

KAWARTHA LAKES-A 35-year-old Lindsay resident is facing charges after an hours long stand-off with police on Saturday night.

Police say on Saturday January 8, 2022 at 8:01pm the Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded to a Division Street rooming-house after a male allegedly pointed a firearm at another resident. The resident left the house and called police. Officers attended and set up containment around the residence for public safety. Officers made contact with the male and negotiated with him to leave the residence which he refused to do according to police.

OPP Tactical Response Unit attended to assist and took over containment around the house. After several hours, a warrant was issued, giving officers judicial authority to enter the residence.

At 2:35am the OPP Tactical Response Unit entered the residence and took the male into custody. Officers seized a replica firearm while executing a search warrant.

35-year-old Alexander LeClair of Lindsay is charged with pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose and breaching the conditions of release order not to possess any weapons of firearms, failure to notify change of address.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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