Home Avenue Blocked Off by Police – Safety Issue

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Thunder Bay Police

Thunder Bay PoliceTHUNDER BAY – BREAKING – Thunder Bay Police Service advises that they have Home Avenue between Francis Street and Frederica Street blocked off from the public as of 5:00 pm. Police report that there are concerns for someone’s safety.

UPDATE: Thunder Bay Police report:

A 911 call was received at 4:43 p.m. on April 1, 2018, from a female stating that she and her boyfriend were being held by a number of men with weapons in a residence in the 1300 block of Home Avenue.

Patrol officers were quickly on the scene and contained the immediate area while trying to gather more information. A full incident command was set up with tactical officers and negotiators to deal with the situation.

Contact was made with the homeowners who were out of town. They advised there should not be anyone in the residence. In order to ensure the safety of anyone possibly inside the residence, tactical officers entered and confirmed it was vacant just after 7:00 p.m. During the search a firearm and suspected drugs were located.

The residence is currently being held by police pending further investigation.

There is a heavy police presence in the neighbourhood with the Tactical Unit, the Mobile Command Unit and lots of police cars.

This story started appearing on social media, earlier today, just as it started.

There are few details at this point, and as details come in NetNewsLedger will update this piece.

Best advice at the time is to let the police deal with the situation.