ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Police say a man was prevented from entering a courthouse in St. John's, N.L., today as he approached the building with a revving chainsaw.
The incident happened at the Unified Family Court at about 9:30 a.m.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says sheriff's officers locked the doors to stop the man from entering the building.
Police say the man had been served with documents on Tuesday about a future court date.
There were no injuries.
A 43-year-old man was arrested and is facing charges of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and assault with a weapon against a police officer.
The Canadian Press