Police Update on Government Road Incident

Thunder Bay Police

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police were on scene on Government Road overnight at the scene of an apparent standoff.

This morning TBPS has provided this update in a media release:  Thunder Bay Police Service received a missing person report yesterday morning from concerned family members of a 72 year old Thunder Bay male. Police began the initial investigation and received further information just before 2:00 a.m. that escalated the search effort out of concern for his welfare as it was believed he may have a firearm.

Patrol officers located the male in a vehicle belonging to him in the Government Road area and immediately contained the area. The command post, negotiators and Emergency Task Unit officers arrived on scene a short time later. Communication was made via cell phone with this male who agreed to exit his vehicle. He was apprehended without incident just before 5:30 a.m. The 72 year old male was escorted to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre for observation.

The area is now safe and open to the public. The investigation is ongoing.