Guelph man arrested after pellet gun shot at police

GUELPH – A Guelph male faces assault and weapons charges after a pellet gun was fired at officers investigating a motor vehicle collision last Friday.

Shortly after 3am on March 11, Guelph Police Service officers were investigating a single-vehicle collision on Woolwich Street near Eramosa Road. 

“While an officer was speaking to a civilian tow truck driver, they heard what sounded like several shots from a pellet gun,” police stated in a press release.

“A witness noticed a male standing on the roof of a nearby building holding what appeared to be a firearm.

“More officers responded to the area and minutes later located a male climbing down an electrical pole holding a firearm, later determined to be an Airsoft 6 mm pellet gun. He was arrested at gunpoint. No injuries were reported.”

Police say the man was a passenger in the motor vehicle involved in the collision but fled before officers arrived.

A 25-year-old Guelph man was charged with assault with a weapon, assaulting police, careless use of a firearm and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He was held for a bail hearing. Guelph Police do not provide the names of those charged.