A man was arrested with a loaded firearm after a scuffle in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. – Barrie


A 28-year-old man from Barrie, Ont., Was arrested with a loaded gun in Wasaga Beach in the early hours of Sunday morning.

At approximately 2 a.m., the West Huronia Provincial Police were called to a local bar on Main Street with a report of a fight.

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Officers arrested a man for assault before finding him also in possession of a loaded gun.

Michael McPherson, 28, of Barrie, was subsequently charged with Assault, Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Careless Storage of ‘one firearm, two counts of possessing a firearm contrary to a restraining order and two counts. of non-compliance with probation.

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McPherson is scheduled to appear in Collingwood court in August.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Huronia West OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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