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Police arrested a 17-year-old male who, while armed with a knife, approached a woman and threatened her on the city’s southside Wednesday morning.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Victoria Avenue East after 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1 following reports of a male threatening a female with a knife.

When police arrived on-scene they learned a male youth had approached a female and demanded she accompany him to a nearby ally to fight. The female refused, at which point the male produced a knife, made threats and began moving toward her.

The accused fled after apparently noticing security personnel in the area.

Police located the male suspect at about 8:45 a.m. in the 100 block of May Street South.

He was arrested without further incident, however, the accused attempted to provide officers with a false identity. As a result of continued investigation, police were able to positively identify the accused.

Police learned the youth was on court-ordered conditions, which included a prohibition of possessing a weapon.

A 17-year-old Thunder Bay male is charged with:

• Assault with a Weapon
• Uttering Threats – Death or Bodily Harm
• Obstruct Peace Officer
• Failure to Comply with Release Order
• Disobeying Court Order
• Fail to Comply with Sentence

He is expected to appear in bail court on Thursday, Sept. 2. His name cannot be released in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.


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