Evan William FINLAYSON Faces Assault Charges

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Thunder Bay – NEWS – Earlier this week, a video of an assault was posted to social media in Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay police became aware of the undated video, believed to have been recorded on Sunday, April 4, which showed a male suspect apparently attacking a vulnerable male victim.

The Thunder Bay Police Service became aware of the video circulating social media, however, the assault was not initially reported to police.

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Image from Video – Late Night Adventures

Police have now made an arrest of a suspect.

Continued investigation by members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Community Oriented Response Unit and Community Inclusion Team led to an arrest of a male suspect in the morning hours of Thursday, April 8.

Evan William FINLAYSON, 19, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Assault.

He appeared in bail court on Thursday, April 8 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Friday, April 9.

The Thunder Bay Police Service would like to take this opportunity to urge members of the public to come forward when they witness, or become aware of, crimes against vulnerable citizens.

Members of the homeless community, seniors, persons with intellectual disabilities, and children are examples of vulnerable citizens who are less likely to report when they have become victimized by crime. By reporting on their behalf, and sharing evidence with police, we can begin to help these vulnerable victims.

The Thunder Bay Police Service would also like to thank the members of the public who came forward to provide investigators with relevant information and the local media for its timely response