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Man released after investigation of weapons call on Old Garden River Road

A police spokesperson said investigative service didn’t find evidence to support criminal charges
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An officer with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service picks up one of three possible long guns at a scene on Old Garden River Road on Thursday afternoon.

A man taken into custody Thursday as the result of a weapons call has been released unconditionally.

Officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service attended an address on Old Garden River Road on Thursday afternoon after a report of a weapon in that area, said department spokesperson Lincoln Loutitt.

“A man was taken into custody, however he was released unconditionally after investigative services conducted their investigation and no criminal charges have been laid at this time,” said Loutitt.

Nearby Tarentorus Public School was placed on hold and secure as a precaution for a short time on Thursday as police were managing a scene on Old Garden River Road. Three items that appeared to be long guns were recovered from a house by police. 

Loutitt did not disclose if the apparent long guns were imitation or real.

“Investigative service didn’t find evidence to support criminal charges,” repeated Loutitt.

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is not expected to issue a press release for the incident, said Loutitt.