Chemical bomb threat

By Lindsay Advocate

A 42-year-old Lindsay man was arrested without incident after a 7-hour stand-off with police which closed off a portion of King Street in Lindsay yesterday. 

The incident began shortly after 8 am on Oct. 9, when a man arrived at a Cambridge Street South residence and assaulted and threatened two of the residents of the home. The man was known to the occupants of the home but fled prior to police arriving.

At 10:30 am a Kawartha Lakes Police officer attended at a King Street residence after receiving information that the wanted man may be residing there. The man was located but refused to leave the home and indicated that he would harm someone if police advanced on the home. Police began a lengthy negotiation with the man who at one point indicated that he had manufactured a chemical bomb that he was prepared to use if police entered the home. This caused the evacuation of a number of nearby homes on King Street.

Police continued to negotiate with the man while obtaining a warrant to enter the home and arrest him. After almost seven hours of negotiation, the man surrendered to police at 5:43 pm.

Matthew Jefrey Cork has been charged with two counts of assault and one count of threatening death. He was detained in custody and will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice for a bail hearing on Oct. 10.

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