Armed assault in Victoriaville

Armed aggression in Victoriaville

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A 30-year-old reportedly fired lead bullets and threatened people as he passed by on Saturday evening in Victoriaville.

The Sûreté du Québec police officers were called to intervene around 10:30 p.m. on rue Notre-Dame Est concerning an armed attack.

“According to initial information, a 36-year-old man was wandering in the area while discharging lead projectiles”, said spokesperson Cristina Lopez.

Witnesses mentioned that he was holding an object resembling a pistol. He also allegedly threatened people in his path.

“Nearly five people were victims of these acts and some suffered minor injuries,” according to Ms. Lopez.

The officers of the peace were able to arrest the suspect, who then appeared in court on Sunday afternoon. He faces charges of using an imitation firearm during the commission of an assault with a weapon.

He remains detained and is expected to return to court on Monday at the Victoriaville court for an investigation. of release.