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Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Primary Response Unit were dispatched to the 200-block area of Cumming Street for a reported weapons call just after 2 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Police were notified that a male was swinging a baseball bat in the stairwell of an apartment building and had struck a woman.

When police arrived, they spotted the suspect, who then attempted to flee on foot. Officers engaged in a foot pursuit and eventually caught up to, and arrested, the accused just after 2:10 a.m.

Police learned the accused was already wanted by the Thunder Bay Police Service, and had breached a probation order.

Josiah Robert THOMAS, 29, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

• Assault
• Obstruct Peace Officer
• Assault with a Weapon
• Mischief Under $5,000
• Fail to Comply with a Probation Order

He appeared in bail court on Thursday, Nov. 10 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.


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