THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Primary Response Unit were dispatched to the 500-block area of Court Street North just before 2 am on Sunday, July 17 following reports of a weapons incident in progress.
The police investigation found that an accused teen had entered a residence while in possession of a firearm.
The resident of this and the accused were known to each other. Police also learned the accused, while in possession of the firearm, had made demands for money from a male victim.
The accused teen fled the residence and disposed of the firearm.
Police later recovered the firearm and confirmed it was a replica.
The accused was located at about 2:05 am and was arrested without further incident and transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street.
A 17-year-old Thunder Bay male is charged with:
• Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
• Fail to Comply with Undertaking
He appeared in bail court on Sunday, July 17 and was released with conditions and a future appearance date.