Bat Swinging Man Arrested

Incident Date
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 08:15
Incident Number
P19057576
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-08-15

A Thunder Bay man is in custody facing charges following a foot chase by Uniform Patrol officers last night.

A patrol officer in the city’s south side received information from a citizen who had observed a man swinging a bat at passing vehicles in the 100 block of South May Street last night, just before midnight.  The officer proceeded to South May Street where he observed a shirtless man swinging a bat.  When approached, the male ran from police.  Other officers assisted in the foot pursuit which saw the man running into a building and down a fire escape before being apprehended in a laneway near Donald Street.

The 26-year-old man will appear in court this morning charged with Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and 2 counts of Breach of Probation.

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