Shoal Brook Man Facing New Firearm Charges, Will Remain in Custody (Details)

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Shoal Brook Man Facing New Firearm Charges, Will Remain in Custody

(RCMP display a series of knives seized from the truck driven by the suspect.)

A man accused of threatening to stop the provincial election by executing politicians will remain behind bars for at least another week.

66-year-old George Brake of Shoal Brook appeared in Corner Brook provincial court this afternoon via teleconference. He had originally been charged with possessing weapons for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats, dangerous operation of a vehicle, and fleeing from police.

The weapons in question were dozens of knives that were in the cab of his pickup when he was arrested outside the law office of Humber-Gros Morne PC candidate Jim Goudie following a high-speed chase.

In court today, two firearms charges were added following a search of Brake’s home in Shoal Brook.

Brake is due back in court a week from today.

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