(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Details are thin at this moment on what unfolded to cause a serious presence by police and paramedics late this afternoon in the north side.
Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Superior North EMS responded to a call for service to the LCBO that sits snuggly up beside the First Nation owned Landmark Hotel.
Witnesses in the area have told us that there was a scuffle with a theft in progress. During the altercation, the security guard was then shoved into some glass that broke. As with recent situations in Thunder Bay, security guards cannot properly defend themselves or the stores they are supposed to. There were two criminals, male and female, both indigenous.
The security guard was assaulted and got sent to the hospital shortly after as per the health and safety code.
32-year-old Christopher James Waswa (pictured) has been arrested and charged with Robbery. He appeared in court on Tuesday and was remanded into custody.
The female involved in this altercation did not appear in court this morning and we await an update on her status.
The security guards injuries were described as “minor”.
An official from the LCBO at Dawson Road admitted there was an incident but would not elaborate. That location is currently closed as the time of this Article being written.
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