Midland teen facing weapons charges after confrontation

Police say the teen became upset when reminded by a store employee to wear a mask

Mask rage in Midland.

Southern Georgian Bay OPP say they were called to a store on Midland Avenue around 3 a.m. on Monday about a weapon being pointed at an employee following a confrontation.

Police say the 17-year-old customer became upset with an employee after being reminded to wear a mask inside the building, and the accused uttered threats to the employee. Upon leaving the business, the suspect displayed what appeared to be a firearm in the direction of the worker.

A person was identified and arrested at a location a few hours later. Police say a weapon was also seized as evidence.

The youth has been charged with assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and uttering threats.

The accused was held in custody for a video bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday.