(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Shortly after 5:00 pm today a number of police cruisers swarmed the Tim Hortons on May Street, no this isn’t a bad joke or a shot at the police.
The incident started during an altercation believed to have unfolded at the intersection of Finlayson and McKenzie which saw two suspected southern Ontario gang members argue it out. Ultimately, one of the males pulled a gun on the other before he fled the scene.
The suspect that fled is believed to have tossed the gun out of the window of the car he was in before heading to Tim Hortons on May Street, possibly for a soy latte. Below we have a picture of the gun that was tossed out the window and was initially located by kids who were playing in the street.
This firearm has been prohibited in Canada since the 90’s, according to our firearms expert. This gun is already illegal to own in Canada. Why aren’t these criminals following the guns laws?
Police were hot on his tail and called for backup before making an approach in the drive-thru of the Tim Hortons.
Witnesses in the area tell us they couldn’t believe the number of police vehicles that were at the location, they think there may have been at least 10 that assisted police make the arrest in the drive-thru.
A number of males, suspected to be gang members from southern Ontario were arrested at gunpoint during the incident. The vehicle was pinched by police as it was going through the drive-thru of the infamous donut shop.
We have been told that the TBPS K9 unit was involved as well as the heavily armed tactical unit.
Heavily armed officers were seen on foot in the area and May Street was partially blocked off for a brief moment as the arrest took place.
Police quickly disarmed and took at least one male in custody although numerous other potential suspects were also in the vehicle in question,
Below is a video of one suspect being searched after handcuffs were already placed on him.
Below is a video of police swarming a car in the Tim Hortons drive-thru, with guns drawn as described by witnesses.
There is also another massive police presence on Rowand. This is where the gun was located after being tossed from the flee’ing car. Anyone with photos of that incident or videos are asked to send them into us on Facebook, text them to 807-355-8917 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are speculating that yet another fentanyl or cracked cocaine bust has happened in the city. We are working hard to discover more details as fast as possible.
UPDATE: Our speculation was correct, here is the update article, linked below:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) - The Thunder Bay Police Service has confirmed everything we reported on last night with the following media release. Thunder Bay Police Service…
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