Toronto man armed with handgun breaches court conditions not to be in city

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 12:00
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-09-28

A Toronto man under court-ordered conditions not to be in the City of Thunder Bay was located by police Sunday and found to be in possession of a handgun.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were originally dispatched to an apartment in the 800 block of McLaughlin Street just before 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27 following reports of a male possibly armed with a handgun.

When police arrived to the apartment they located a male suspect. The male identified himself to officers, but an investigation revealed he was providing police with a false identity.

Police confirmed the suspect’s true identity and learned he was under court-ordered conditions not to be in Thunder Bay and not to possess weapons. Those conditions stem from previous firearm-related charges in 2019.

Further investigation also led officers to locate and seize a modified handgun.

The accused was arrested and transported to TBPS headquarters without further incident.

Anthony Omar TALBERT, 27, of Toronto, is charged with:

• Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
• Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
• Possession of a Firearm with Knowledge its Possession is Unauthorized
• Tamper with Serial Number of a Firearm
• Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number Has Been Tampered
• Obstruct Peace Officer
• Failure to Comply with a Judicial Release

He appeared in bail court on Sunday, Sept. 27, and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date. 


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