One man facing assault, firearms charges after woman assaulted

SIX NATIONS — One man is arrested after a standoff in downtown Hagersville that saw traffic blocked for hours by police.

Police say Gary Matthew Green, 29, of Ohsweken is facing numerous criminal charges including assault with a weapon, pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Green is now in police custody.

Six Nations Police say they initially received a report of a woman being assaulted on Fifth Line. The suspect had fled the scene in a black Chevrolet pick up truck prior to police arriving.

Officers say they found a female victim who’d suffered a head injury and laceration to her ear. The victim was struck on the head with the stock of a rifle. Police say they believe the assault was unprovoked and that the suspect and victim were known to each other. She was taken to West Haldimand General Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Police said they were aware of an address on King Street in Hagersville where the suspect frequented. Police say the suspect vehicle was located on Howard Street with a half box full on ammunition on the front seat.

OPP contained the area around the King Street address and the suspect surrendered peacefully to police.

Police say they are now interested in speaking to the other occupant of the suspect vehicle when the assault took place.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Six Nations Police

Service at 519-445-2811 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or

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