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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Police Arrest Wanted Man Near Ripley

South Bruce | by Matt Hermiz  

Suspect rammed vehicle into police blockade, tried to escape on foot

A South Bruce OPP officer suffered injuries after a wanted man rammed his car through a police blockade Saturday afternoon in Ripley.

Police say around noon today a male wanted in connection to an uttering threats incident involving a firearm that occurred on Thursday, Jan. 11, was seen operating a vehicle on Bruce Road 6 in the Township of Huron-Kinloss.

Officers attempted to block the roadway and the male suspect drove towards the blockade and damaged two OPP cruisers.

Police say a civilian passenger vehicle was also damaged a short distance away, with a male occupant suffering minor injuries.

Meantime, the suspect fled from his vehicle and was apprehended by police after a short foot chase.

Bruce Road 6 was closed from Bruce Road 1 to Ripley for several hours due to the police investigation.

A female passenger was also inside the suspect's vehicle and suffered minor injuries.

A South Bruce OPP officer went to hospital and was treated for a fractured wrist and released.

Police say 30-year-old Glenn William O'Neill of Huron-Kinloss is in custody pending a bail hearing on Sunday.

OPP say several charges are anticipated.

According to a past Bayshore Broadcasting report, O'Neill was the subject of a police manhunt in May 2017 relating to a number of weapons offences.

He evaded police for nearly a week until he was arrested May 17, 2017 on a farm property in Huron Township.

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