Cops say man pointed rifle at them

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Yesterday afternoon, Chatham-Kent police responded to an ongoing harassment complaint between a cyclist and homeowner on Grand River Line.

Police say this has included the man throwing rocks at the cyclist and using his truck tires to cause loose gravel to travel in the direction of the cyclist.

As the homeowner observed officers arrive at his residence, he fled into the garage and grabbed a loaded .22 calibre rifle. As the man pointed the barrel towards the officers, a Taser was deployed and the man was taken into custody.

A 71-year-old Dover Township man has been charged with assault peace officer, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless storage of a firearm, criminal harassment, assault with a weapon and two driving related offences. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The cyclist, a 78-year-old Raleigh Township man sustained minor injuries when the man threw rocks at him.

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