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Reports of a man with an axe lead to arrest

He is facing multiple weapons charges

Sault Ste. Marie Police made an arrest after a person with an axe was reported on the 300 block of East Balfour.

Police arrived in the area around 9 a.m. on Sept. 21 and found a person matching the description in the report.

That individual was allegedly found to be carrying an axe and a knife in a backpack.

Police charged 29-year-old Jeffrey Humphries with:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a weapon knowing its possession is prohibited
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to prohibition order
  • Failure to comply with probation order – keep the peace and be of good behaviour
  • Breach of recognizance

He was held in custody awaiting a bail hearing.