Montreal

Manuel Delisle, charged in chainsaw road-rage incident, suspended from city job

Manuel Delisle, the man accused in a bizarre Quebec road-rage incident involving a chainsaw, has been suspended from his job as a pruner by the City of Montreal.

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Manuel Delisle, the man accused in a bizarre Quebec road-rage incident involving a chainsaw, has been suspended from his job as a pruner by the City of Montreal. 

Delisle has been an auxiliary employee with Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough on and off since 2006, the city confirmed today.

He has been suspended with pay. 

Delisle was arrested on Monday morning and later charged with armed assault following a road-rage incident on the weekend in St-Jérôme.

A man can be seen in a cellphone video approaching a vehicle, swearing and revving a chainsaw. The couple inside the vehicle said they had followed his car trying to get a licence plate number after the driver cut them off and was driving erratically.

Delisle pleaded not guilty in court and was given a conditional release.

The conditions of his release include keeping the peace, staying at least 500 metres away from the couple's home and workplaces and not communicating with them.

He is scheduled to return to court July 7.

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