Teens arrested after foot pursuit in downtown Hamilton

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Two Hamilton teenagers are facing weapons-related charges after a construction worker was threatened with a knife in downtown Hamilton.

Shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, police say a construction worker saw two men walking into a taped off construction zone at John Sopinka Courthouse.

As the men approached a driver who was pulling out of a parking spot, the construction worker walked over and an altercation ensued.

One of the suspects allegedly pulled out a hunting knife and threatened the worker.

“The two suspects were pursued on foot and arrested in the area of Walnut Street and Hunter Street, Hamilton,” said Hamilton police in a news release.

Police say the teens were both carrying BB-style handguns along with a smaller knife and small quantity of marijuana.

Nineteen-year-old Austin Vanduzen, of Hamilton, and 18-year-old Austin Gowland, of Dundas, are both facing multiple charges.


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hiasprdude says:

Drugs, knives and handguns on them INSIDE the Sopinka Court House when challenged.

Someone needs to explain that.

hiasprdude says:

Please disregard my earlier comment. I misunderstood and thought they were inside the building.

Ronnie says:

Awesome, it’s nice to see the police actually doing their job for our community rather then hanging out at St. Joe’s emergency department “TRYING” to intimidate old ladies and their families!!!