Police say planned assault thwarted

Five of six men Sarnia Police say were planning an assault on a Cobden St. residence Thursday night will appear in court today for bail hearings charged with weapons and bail violations offences. The sixth was released from custody and will appear in court on a future date. Their ages range from 18 to 30.

Police say the incident began just before 11 p.m. when a group drove to the residence to collect a debt. They were wearing balaclavas and armed with a baseball bat, knife and hatchet. 

When the group found the residence in darkness, but the 24-yeer-old intended victim called police who responded and found the vehicle nearby. The men, all from Sarnia, were arrested without incident . Police seized balaclavas, a baseball bat, a large folding knife and a hatchet.

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