(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Numerous tips have hit our news complex within the last 5 minutes about a male running around the Thunder Centre this evening while swinging a hammer in an aggressive fashion.
Tipsters have told us that the male was banging on the windows of the LCBO and becoming aggressive with shoppers and staff in the area.
Nobody appears to have been hurt by the male, although we cannot confirm this as of yet.
Police in the area were attempting to locate the male as he ran off after being informed the police were on the way. The suspect was later located lying down near Canadian Tire.
One tipster tells us the male smelt of alcohol and had a can of hairspray on him. He was also said to have been slurring his words heavily. The suspect was picked up by Superior North EMS paramedics and will spend the next few hours in a comfy bed at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where his health will be monitored until he is able to leave the place sober.
The area is known to have an issue with people wandering around drunk in public and aggressive beggars who at times can become violent when money is refused.
Unfortunately, none of the tipsters managed to obtain any photos of this incident. If you have a photo of this, please email it into firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you see anything happening that is of any level of concern, please take a photo and send it into us. It is never too minor or bother if we receive photos.
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