Family spat sparks three-hour police manhunt in Cambridge

A 34-year-old Cambridge man faces a number of firearms related charges after he was arrested by Waterloo Regional Police following a three-hour manhunt in the Hespeler Road and Can-Amera Parkway area of Cambridge.

Loaded sawed-off shotgun seized by police after brief footchase with ‘irate’ man

Waterloo Regional Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in Cambridge after a three-hour manhunt. ((Brian St. Denis/CBC))

A 34-year-old Cambridge man armed with a loaded sawed-off shotgun led police on a three-hour manhunt Wednesday night in the Dumfries Conservation Area following an altercation with his parents at their Isherwood Avenue home.

According to police, the family dispute caused the man to become irate and he stormed out of the house carrying a loaded sawed-off shotgun, which prompted a call to police.

The man was seen just before 10 o’clock on Wednesday night headed into a nearby wooded area.  

"Waterloo Regional Police officers responded into the nearby Dumfries Conservation Area and set up a police perimeter," Waterloo Regional Police Staff Sergeant Dave Obermeyer said Thursday.

"An extensive manhunt lasting three hours ended with the suspect being located and arrested after a brief foot chase. The firearm was located a short distance away."

The 34-year-old Cambridge man will appear in a Kitchener courtroom for a bail hearing on Thursday.