(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at approximately 9:11 a.m., a black passenger vehicle failed to stop at Pigeon River Canada Customs Border Crossing.


Members of the Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located the vehicle on Highway 61 and conducted a traffic stop. Β The vehicle stopped, the male left his vehicle and was subsequently apprehended.

There were no injuries during the incident and Highway 61 remains closed at this time.

Forensic Identification Services and North West Region Crime Unit are involved in the investigation and further information will be released as it becomes available.

Source: OPP


Multiple REAL Concerned Citizens have reported to us that there is a police blockade on Highway 61, southwest of Thunder Bay.

InitialΒ eyewitness accounts tell us that the Canada Border Services Agency, Ontario Provincial Police and a K-9 unit have the area swarmed, with at least one vehicle of interest.

A source at the border has told us that someone caused an incident at the border, which sparked the heavy police and border services presence.

*** UPDATE: 11:40 am The Police barricade has been moved to close off more area. It is no longer at Boundary Drive.

OUR SPECULATION: After assessing all of the information we have gathered, we believe a manhunt is happening.

If anyone has any pictures of the scene, please email them to


We are following the story and will update you as soon as we get more information.

Check this article later for updates.



  1. I came through at 1:55PM, cars were still being diverted through Boundary Drive and 608.

    I cant understand why they need to close the highway completely for this. Im getting a little tired of the OPP shutting down highways for hours on end for accidents and now events like this. Now its true, I do not know the severity of this issue and would like to put my faith in the OPP as knowing whats best to do but again, after seeing them shut down the trans Canada highway in the past for all sorts of things Im in doubt of their decisions.

    heck I even encountered a RIDE program on highway 17 near White River on a Sunday afternoon. To stop cross Canada traffic like that is going too far in my opinion.

    Did today’s events on 61 warrant a complete closure of the road for at least 6 hours?

    1. The police will be updating us on the details of the case. but it sounds serious if forensics had to be deployed. A ride program in white river on a Sunday afternoon just helps to keep people safe. Ride programs don’t shut the road down, it just a quick sniff for alcohol and you are on your way. The police work hard to keep us safe if it’s closed down for over 6 hours, there’s a good reason

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