THuNDER BAY – FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION – Thunder Bay Police were actively engaged in a manhunt for a suspect after a vehicle pursuit that led officers to Fort William First Nation. TBPS report in a news release, “The Emergency Task Unit of the Thunder Bay Police Service assisted the OPP in a ground search for a suspect. A male was the subject of a ground search in the area of James Street Bridge. The man had been a passenger in a vehicle which was pursued by the OPP into the city’s south side this morning”.
At one point reports were that a suspect could be armed. Officers were engaged from the Emergency Task Unit (ETU).
The Coastal Steel property on James Street South was contained by officers from the OPP, Thunder Bay Police Service and A.P.S. who were searching the area earlier in the day for three suspects who had been involved in a pursuit with the OPP.
The TBPS Emergency Task Unit conducted a search of the Coastal Steel property. ETU officers took a thirty-six-year old male into custody just after 1:00PM EDT in the steel company’s yard. The male was one of the three individuals involved in the earlier pursuit. At the time of his arrest, a weapon was not located.
This individual has outstanding warrants with the Thunder Bay Police Service.
The individual will be held for a court appearance tomorrow. The OPP continue their investigation into the original incident.