Public argument escalates to assault with a weapon

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 20:00
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-10-29

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to the parking lot of a coffee shop in the 300 block of May Street South at about 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 following reports of someone being threatened with a weapon.

When officers arrived they learned a witness saw a truck drive into the driveway of the business. The witness observed the male driver arguing with his female passenger.

The male and female exited the truck, at which point the witness observed the male push the female up against the vehicle.

The witness attempted to intervene to assist the female.

The male responded by retrieving a large machete from the truck, running toward the witness and threatening him.

Officers located and arrested the male accused.

Gerard Cyril TREMBLAY, 63, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Assault with a Weapon and Uttering Threats.

He appeared in bail court Tuesday and was released with a future appearance date.



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