Pepper Spray Attack Has Police Seeking Suspects

Thunder Bay Police Unit at Thunder Bay Court

Thunder Bay Police Unit at Thunder Bay CourtTHUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police Service uniformed officers responded to an early morning weapons call in the Current River area on June 19, 2016. Police say that the sixty-two-year old male resident of a home in the 200 block of Grenville Ave was awakened just before 01:30AM EDT to the sound of someone banging on his back door.

The man went outside and encountered two males with flashlights in his back yard. One of the males reportedly  sprayed him in the face with what is believed to be pepper-spray and then struck him on the arm with an unknown object.

Both male suspects then fled the area.

The victim returned to his home to call for assistance. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance for medical attention.

Police checked the area but were unable to locate the two male suspects.

One male is described as being in his late teens and five feet tall. The second male is described as being in his mid-twenties and six feet tall.

Anyone with information about the identity of the two males are asked to contact the Thunder Bay Police Service at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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