THUNDER BAY – Police have made an arrest in an incident that echoed across the Internet in Thunder Bay this weekend. On Saturday, an eleven year old child was the victim of an attack from a dog. The youngster reportedly went into an outdoor hockey rink at Tarbutt Park. The Thunder Bay Police report, “The child was attacked by what has been described as a large dog after he jumped over the hockey boards that had been erected at Tarbutt Park. He was unaware that dogs were in the rink area”.
The dog was in the enclosed rink area with 5 smaller dogs and a male. The child sustained a large injury to his face and has been taken to Thunder Bay Regional Hospital and will require reconstructive surgery for his injury.
The male who had charge of the dogs stated to the child prior to leaving that the dog was not vicious and then left without providing his information or assisting the child.
Monday morning, police report that they have made an arrest in the case.
Over the weekend, comments on this incident were made across social media networks, demonstrating the growing speed of news and information online.