Police in standoff situation on Picton Avenue

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 08:45
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-11-20

Police remain in a standoff situation following a late Thursday evening incident in the Picton Avenue area.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the zero-to-100 block of Picton Avenue just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 following reports of a firearm incident.

Police learned a suspect had pointed a firearm at another person. An investigation led police to identify a suspect and the residence they likely fled to. Continued efforts are being made to locate the male.

Police contained an area and remain on scene at this time. Some residents in nearby homes were evacuated for their safety.

The public is asked to avoid the area of Picton Avenue until the matter is resolved.


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