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Oshawa man charged in attempted axe attack, police say

Police say a man has been charged after he allegedly tried to attack someone with an axe in Oshawa, Ont.

Police say the suspect was disarmed by several bystanders

Durham police say the accused was involved in an altercation with another male, and allegedly tried to strike him with a brush axe. (Durham Regional Police/Twitter)

Police say a man has been charged after he allegedly tried to attack someone with an axe in Oshawa, Ont.

Durham regional police say the incident happened at a public park on the evening of Halloween.

They say the accused was involved in an altercation with another male, and allegedly tried to strike him with a brush axe — which looks more like machete than a traditional axe.

Police say the accused also allegedly damaged a parked vehicle.

They say he was disarmed by several bystanders, who held him until officers arrived.

Investigators say the 33-year-old has been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, mischief under $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order.