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Kidnapping Arrest

Incident Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 15:30
Incident Number: 
P17064169
Location: 
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2017-10-05

Thunder Bay Police have laid charges in connection with an abduction of a 28-year-old male.

Police received information the morning of October 4, 2017 that a male had been abducted in the city's south side.

Subsequent investigation led to an arrest on Victoria Avenue East outside of Victoriaville Mall at approximately 3:00 p.m. the same day.

A 46-year-old man along with a female were taken into custody at gunpoint by plain clothed officers following a traffic stop.

The female was later released unconditionally.

The 28-year-old male from southern Ontario appears to have been the victim of a drug-related, targeted abduction.

This male has been safely located by the Thunder Bay Police.

The investigation is ongoing.

Eric Thomas LINDSTROM, 46, of Thunder Bay has been charged with:

· Kidnapping - CC 270 (1.1)(b)
· Uttering Threats - CC 264 (1)(a)
· Assault CC 266
· Breach of Probation CC 733.1(1)

LINDSTROM has been held in custody for a future court date.

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