A 24-year-old man has been arrested after two people were threatened in Hamilton during separate incidents.
The first occurred early Sept. 22 as a woman was leaving her workplace near MacNab St. N. She noticed a man walking towards her pointing what appeared to be a gun. The woman got into her car and fled then called police.
Then, on the morning of Sept. 24, a man working in the area of Hamilton Harbour discovered someone in a gated area. When the person was asked to leave the suspect pulled out what appeared to be a gun from his waistband. The victim was assaulted and the suspect fled.
Hamilton police investigated both incidents and made an arrest. The weapon turned out to be an imitation firearm.
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Joshua Bowslaugh now faces several charges:
- Assault Level 1
- Assault with a weapon
- Point firearm (x2)
- Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose (x2)
- Use imitation firearm during commission of offence
If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Constable Andrea Kuruc by calling 905-546-3821.