An 18-year-old man from North Glengarry Township was arrested on November 17 after an altercation where he is alleged to have assaulted his 20-year-old girlfriend, and brandished a knife. The woman was not injured.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G) detachment responded to the incident, which took place at around 2:51 a.m., on November 16, at a residence located in Alexandria.

Police say during the altercation, the accused assaulted his girlfriend and caused damage to the home. He ran away from the home and was apprehended by police at around 1:42 p.m. in downtown Alexandria.

The man has been charged with assault, mischief under $5,000, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose and failure to comply with a sentence imposed by the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Police say he had three previous encounters with police as a minor.

He has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall, on December 13.