Barrie man uses sword in threat

A Barrie man suspicious that his wife was being unfaithful grabbed his samurai sword following a heated discussion, and told her he was going to kill the suspected ‘friend,’ say police.
The domestic incident occurred Tuesday morning. The man, 29, became enraged to the point that he slapped his wife, 26, in the face before forcing her to leave the house with him. On the way out the door, the male grabbed his sword and threatened the female, telling her not to call for help or he would hurt her parents.
The male walked his wife to the residence of the suspected friend. He advised his wife that he was going to make her watch while he killed him. The victim’s husband fled the scene after negative results at locating the male.
About 10 a.m. police were made aware that the suspect had returned to his residence and had barricaded himself inside a second floor room. Members of the Barrie Police Tactical Team arrived on scene and started negotiations with the suspect. After a short period the male presented himself to officers and an arrest was made without incident, say police.
He was taken to the police station where he was charged with assault and two counts of threatening and help pending a bail hearing.

In other police news:

Drug charges
A Barrie woman, known to police for her prostitution activities, was seen by a police officer leaving a known drug house.
The officer tried to talk to her, but she became argumentative and confrontational, say police. The officer observed that she was attempting to hide something in her hand that turned out to be, upon investigation, crack cocaine that she has just purchased.
The woman, 19, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and held pending a bail hearing.
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