Police respond to suspected handgun sighting

Incident Date
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 20:00
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-07-15

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Empire Avenue East just after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 following reports of a male who may have been in possession of a firearm inside a residence.

Once officers arrived they contained the residence.

An investigation revealed that a witness saw a male with a knife and what appeared to be a handgun.

The accused male exited the residence just after 6:35 p.m. and was in possession of several knives. There was no gun in his possession. A pellet gun was later located inside the residence.

The accused turned over five knives and the pellet gun to police.

The 34-year-old accused man was cautioned and released unconditionally. 


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