(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A serious incident unfolded overnight at Newfie’s that is alleged to have caused the bar to at least partially cleared. A knife was pulled out during a brawl later on allegedly.
The first incident is told by to us by multiple sources that allegedly two males on the dance floor were engaged in an altercation when one of them pulled out either pepper or bear mace and discharged it inside the notorious south side pub.
It was reported to us that the bar was then being cleared by security personnel when about 3 people were trying to leave with alcoholic beverages in their hand. Many clients of the Newfies Pub were seen coughing from the after effects of the spray.
That’s when a second incident took place when the same patrons tried to smuggle alcohol out of the pub and started a brawl with security staff.
One of the patrons is alleged to have pulled out a knife, wielding it in a drunken, aggressive fashion. This happened in the doorway of the entrance to the Pub.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers happened to be patrolling right outside of the pub as this incident was unfolding. Officers responded and assisted the security staff, ultimately taking one male into custody.
Multiple people were treated for exposure to the bear/pepper spray. No one was injured by the knife.
The suspect that discharged the bear/pepper spray was not apprehended and escaped on foot.
The area around Newfie’s Pub has been the location for numerous incidents this year, including stabbings and a shooting.
Pauly D Esquega (pictured) has been identified by numerous witnesses as a possible suspect that may have discharged the Bear/pepper spray.
Arthritis appears to be a prominent issue amongst some criminals.
We will have a name for the arrested individual shortly, and will update this article with more information as it becomes available.
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