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Guelph police say they have charged a local man accused of threatening another man with a machete.

Police say they were called to a home in the city’s downtown core last night.

They allege the victim and his girlfriend were walking home when the suspect, described as a 35-year-old man, blocked their doorway.

Police allege the suspect pulled a large machete out of his backpack and pointed it at the victim in a threatening manner after the pair asked him to move.

Officers say the suspect was arrested nearby and charged with multiple offences, including assault with a weapon.

The 35-year-old man will appear in court later today.

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