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Squashing rumours

News - November 2, 2011 Edition


If you heard about the several police cars pulled over alongside the ramp to Highway 401 with officers and dogs heading into the forest (some with machine guns), then you might be wondering what exactly was happening October 27th.

OPP Constable Pete Robertson explained the situation to the Leader on October 31st.

First off, the machine guns were, in fact, not machine guns at all. They were C8’s with clips, or semi-automatic rifles, which can easily be mistaken for machine guns.

Secondly, the entire event came about due to a tip. Robertson confirmed that “three suspected males were in an area trying to commit a theft.”

“They ran off into the bush,” where OPP officers went in pursuit, but the suspects were “not located.”

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