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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Numerous people have been asking what the police and ambulance presence was at the Hampton on Arthur street last night around 9:00 pm.

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On Wednesday evening multiple citizens reported that the intersection of Highway 61 and Arthur street had police blocking traffic, and only allowing small bursts of vehicles through at a time.

Shortly after an ambulance whipped through and headed for the hospital with a police escort.

The Thunder Bay Police Service had a cruiser parked outside of the hotel on Thursday evening. Some area residents say they have seen police there since the incident and were wondering what happened.

We made a call to the Hampton and asked them what had happened on Wednesday evening, the response was “Someone needed to go to the hospital”.

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The response to why the police were still parked outside today was “We have police that have a room here”. The person on the phone did not seem to want to say much.

This second response seems to raise more questions than it answered. Why would a marked Thunder Bay Police Service vehicle be at the Hampton(pictured)? Why would a local police officer have a room at a hotel? Why does it seem they were only there after the incident on Wednesday?

Police often hold the scene of a suspicious death for days after. We have not seen forensics on location.

Do they really have a room? Is it possible that they are “holding” a room, due to an investigation? Anyone with insider info is asked to email tips@trcctb.com

Ambulance Photo Credit: Kendra S

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