Thunder Bay Transit Driver and Passenger Threatened

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Thunder Bay Transit

Thunder Bay Transit
Thunder Bay Transit

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police received a call for assistance at 7:30PM EST on February 20th 2016 from Thunder Bay Transit. Transit reported that a male on one of the buses was bothering passengers by asking them for cigarettes and stating he had a knife.

Police say that although the male did not take out a knife, both transit passengers and the bus driver were concerned for their safety.

A 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 located in his back pack. It was also evident that the male had been drinking alcohol prior to this incident.

Twenty-one-year old Rex Walter McKay was charged with Weapons Dangerous, Assault Police and Resisting Arrest. McKay appeared in court and was remanded to the District Jail.