Man arrested after approaching family court building with revving chainsaw

Police say a man was prevented from entering a courthouse in St. John’s, N.L., on Wednesday as he approached the building with a revving chainsaw.

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Police say a man was prevented from entering a courthouse in St. John’s, N.L., on Wednesday as he approached the building with a revving chainsaw.

The incident happened at the Unified Family Court at about 9:30 a.m.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says sheriff’s officers locked the doors to stop the man from entering the building.

Police say the man had been served with documents on Tuesday about a future court date.

There were no injuries.

A 43-year-old man was arrested and is facing charges of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and assault with a weapon against a police officer.

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