Middlesex Centre, Ont. –
A man who allegedly approached people outside a northeast London coffee shop wielding a a hatchet has been charged with possession of a weapon.
Police were called to the area of 1145 Oxford St. E. around 7:40 a.m. on Sunday for reports of a man with a hatchet.
The man was reportedly waving the hatchet around and approaching citizens and vehicles in a nearby parking lot.
Citizens concerned for their safety then called police, and the man was arrested as he began leaving the parking lot on foot.
There were no reported injuries.
A 31-year-old London man has now been charged with one count of possession of a weapon.
He was released from custody pending his next court appearance in January 2022.