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Man charged by Barrie police for threatening two hockey referees



A 47-year-old man is facing charges after Barrie police say he threatened two referees at a recent hockey game.

According to police, officers were called to the Holly Community Centre on March 2 regarding a spectator who had threatened two referees at a teenage girl's hockey game.

Police say the spectator had berated the referees throughout the game and confronted them at the end of the match, threatening to cause one of them bodily harm. When the referees reached their dressing room, police say the man continued to hurl obscenities at them and attempted to enter the room.

The referees had locked the door at this point, police say, adding the man continued to yell and swear in full view of parents and children.

The man was arrested March 8 after being identified and charged with uttering threats of bodily harm, assault and causing a disturbance. He was released with conditions. 


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