THUNDER BAY – Police – Thunder Bay Police are on scene on May Street between Victoria Avenue East and Miles Street. There has been an incident at the location. Traffic is blocked off. The incident happened at about 17:45EDT and officers were on the scene very quickly.
UPDATED – 20:15EDT: Homicide
Thunder Bay Police report “The Criminal Investigations Branch of the T.B.P.S. is investigating the death of a male in the city’s south side. Superior North EMS and Police responded to a 911 call regarding an injured male on the sidewalk at May and Violet Streets just before 5:30 p.m. today. Despites efforts of emergency responders, the male died at the scene. This incident is being investigated as a homicide.
“Police have closed May Street between Victoria and Miles as a crime scene. This is a very active investigation and there is a significant police presence in the area of the incident. We ask that motorists avoid this area tonight.
“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers”.
Sources report to NetNewsledger that a stabbing has happened.
There were two ambulances on scene, as well as eight units from the TBPS.
Thunder Bay Transit has been detoured around the scene.
The back alley from Brodie Street South to May Street, as well as the lane-way between Brodie Street and May Street is blocked off and officers are keeping spectators away from the scene.
Police on the scene are not providing any confirmation.
Reports from the scene are that there were persons transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
The incident happened at about 17:45EDT – by 19:10 the Crime Scene Investigation Unit is on site.
More details as they come in.