BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF –
At South Grey News, we aim to keep you up-to-date on what's happening in our region. Hopefully, initial concerns over school lockdowns were put into proper perspective when we reported on an unfortunate event back in February.
On February 27 at approximately 6:18 a.m. Grey County OPP, the West Region Urgency Response Team (ERT) and the canine unit, responded to a report of an armed male in the village of Flesherton.
The suspect, armed with a hatchet, attended the residence of his estranged girlfriend after she had received threatening text messages from him. He had left the area prior to police arrival.
As a safety precaution, the two local schools were notified of the incident.
At approximately 8:33 a.m. the suspect, a 32-year old male, from the Township of Southgate, was arrested in Flesherton without incident and taken to hospital for assessment.
Police recovered the hatchet and there were no injuries reported.
Although crimes of this nature are alleged until proven in a court of law, news like this sheds a light on domestic violence in our society. The victims of reported domestic violence are overwhelmingly women, and women tend to experience more severe forms of violence. This is maintained in documented cases around the world.Locally, women who are the victims of domestic violence can turn to The Women's Centre Grey Bruce. For immediate assistance, call their crisis help line 519-371-1600. Toll free 1-800-265-3722.
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