A 15 year old boy is facing weapons charges after Hamilton Police witnessed an assault in the downtown core.
Just before noon yesterday, officers were in an unmarked vehicle in the area of York and Bay when they saw a teen in dark clothing run across the road through traffic to another male and began assaulting him.
As police approached, they saw the suspect pointing a gun at the victim, and then try to conceal it once he saw police.
He fled the scene on foot, but was caught and arrested.
The youth was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, additional ammunition and a knife (pictured).
Police opposed his bail and he is now before the courts to answer to the charges.