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Police say hitchhiker was carrying concealed weapon

Two people reported a man had a knife as he was trying to hitch a ride Thursday
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A Kingston-area male faces weapons charges after trying to hitch a ride in Guelph Thursday with a knife concealed in his sleeve.

Approximately 8:30 a.m., the Guelph Police Service received calls from two different members of the public about a male soliciting rides in the area of Edinburgh Road South and Water Street with a knife concealed in his sleeve. Both reported he was holding the knife by the handle with the blade inside his sleeve.

Officers arrived and located the male, but upon seeing police he threw the knife in some bushes. He was found to be bound by two different probation orders with conditions to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

A 19-year-old Prescott male is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of breaching probation. He was held for a bail hearing Friday.