Suspect in custody after allegedly chasing teenagers with a knife

Windsor Police Service News Update
March 5, 2024
Case #: 24-25535
Suspect in custody after allegedly chasing teenagers with a knife

A 39-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly chased teenagers with a knife in Windsor’s west end.

Shortly after 1 p.m. this afternoon, officers responded to a call about a male suspect with a knife in the area of California Avenue and Tecumseh Road West. According to reports, the suspect got into a verbal altercation with a group of young people, pulled out a knife, and chased them. The suspect then fled on foot eastbound along Tecumseh Road West. 

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. 

Officers quickly identified the suspect, who was located and arrested a short time later at a residence in the 1400 block of Mark Avenue. The suspect faces charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. 

This remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830. You can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at ​
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Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4441.

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