Schools on alert while fugi­tive cap­tured

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

Three Hamil­ton schools and an arena were placed in a “hold and se­cure” po­si­tion Fri­day af­ter­noon, while po­lice in­ves­ti­gated a re­port of an armed man.

Staff Sgt. Steve Hahn said po­lice were no­ti­fied that a man, who was the sub­ject of a Canada-wide war­rant, was on his way to the Hamil­ton area and could be armed.

The man — iden­ti­fied as 28-yearold Phillip Al­bert of Hamil­ton — was wanted for as­sault, ut­ter­ing threats, mis­chief and fail­ure to com­ply with pro­ba­tion, Hahn said.

Po­lice be­gan a search in the area and the man was ar­rested around 2 p.m. A gun was not re­cov­ered, Hahn said.

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