(GERALDTON, ON) – On January 7, 2019, members of the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a weapons call on Highway 584, north of Geraldton, Ontario.
Police received a 911 call from a member of the public reporting that a male sitting in a vehicle on the side of Highway 584, near Murkey Creek, had pointed a firearm at them as they drove past.
The suspect vehicle then left the area heading southbound.
Officers located the vehicle a short time later in the Town of Geraldton and took one male into custody. A replica handgun was also located inside the vehicle.
Eric MAGISKAN, 42 years-old of Aroland First Nation, ON has been charged with
- Pointing a firearm contrary to section 87 of the Criminal Code x2
- Possession of an imitation weapon for dangerous purpose contrary to section 88 of the Criminal Code x2
MAGISKAN appeared by video in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay, Ontario on January 8, 2019 to begin answering to the charges.
Magiskan was the subject of several civil lawsuits that were levied against him to remove a website he made that was critical of First Nations leaders.
Below is a video from one of his relatives in which it appears he is arguing with them.
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