Former Oshawa city councillor Robert Lutczyk, shown in this file photo, will face numerous charges in connection with a kidnapping and police standoff in Whitby, Ont. (Courtesy Oshawa This Week)

A former Oshawa, Ont. city councillor accused of kidnapping a solicitor for the City of Oshawa had new charges laid against him in court on Thursday.

New charges

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition Readily Accessible
  • Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition Readily Accessible
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm
  • Explosives: Intent to Cause Explosion
  • Possession of Substance Intending to Endanger Life
  • Making / Possession of explosives for Unlawful Purpose
  • Delivering Explosive Device to a Place of Public Use
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

Robert Lutczyk is now facing 26 charges in total. The new charges were added when more prohibited weapons were discovered after the incident ended.

Police say the ordeal began on Oct. 16 when Lutczyk drove to the Clarington home of lawyer David Potts and abducted him at gunpoint. He is charged with barricading himself and Potts inside a repair shop he was renting in Whitby.

Potts escaped unharmed shortly after police arrived. The ensuing standoff with Lutczyk lasted nearly 30 hours.

Lutczyk eventually surrendered peacefully.

Oshawa councillor Bruce Wood, a friend and former colleague, said Lutczyk was embroiled in an ongoing legal dispute with the city.

"Obviously everyone has their breaking point and Robert reached his."