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Transit Employees Assist Officer with Arrest

Incident Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 13:00
Incident Number: 
P16027498
Location: 
Water Street
Date Published: 2016-02-22

 
The Thunder Bay Police received as call for assistance at 7:30 p.m. on February 20, 2016 from Thunder Bay Transit when a male on one of the buses was bothering passengers by asking them for cigarettes and stating he had a knife. Although the male did not take out a knife, the passengers and bus driver were concerned for their welfare.

The dispatched officer was waiting at the Water Street Bus Terminal and confronted the male on the bus when it arrived. The suspect shoved the officer and attempted to run away. The officer began to struggle with the male and was assisted by other transit employees to arrest and handcuff the male until other officer arrived on scene. The male continue to be very belligerent and resistant to the officer's commands while placing him in the cruiser.

When the officers searched the male and his property at the Balmoral Police Station, a knife was locate in his back pack. It was also evident that the male had been drinking alcohol prior to this incident.

21 year old Rex Walter McKay was charged with Weapons Dangerous, Assault Police and Resists Arrest. He appeared in court and was remanded to the District Jail.

 

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