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2012-12-27 at 10:57

Axe attack

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THUNDER BAY -- A man remains in the hospital after being attacked by a man with an axe.

Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service arrived to the 1500 block of Rankin Street just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to deal with a report of a man who had broken into a home. The man was said to have assaulted a person with an axe.

When officers arrived, a paramedic was already assisting the 35-year-old male victim, who had been struck in the back with the axe.
The victim was escorted to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

The two other occupants of the home were left unharmed. The suspected attacker is known to the victim.The accused had fled the scene before officers arrived.

A short time later the suspect was located at his Kensington Drive home.

The man complied with officers and was arrested. Officers escorted the suspect to the hospital where he was treated for injuries that he sustained during the Rankin Street incident.A 28-year-old man has been charged with break and enter and aggravated assault.

Both men remain at the hospital in good condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

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barry medawin says:
Well look at the bright side folks, this old town will no longer be known as "knife happy".
12/27/2012 4:16:24 PM
Escroft says:
Nothing surprises me in this city any more.
12/27/2012 4:38:12 PM
WeWantChange says:
"nothing surprises me in this city anymore"? wake up theres crime everywhere , when was the last time someone in this city was randomly killed?
12/27/2012 5:28:47 PM
oscarmyerweiner says:
"A 28-year-old man has been charged with break and enter and aggravated assault."

For real, that's it! Again proof that there is NO justice in this system, none whats so ever, not even with a new court house, makes me sick.
12/27/2012 9:09:01 PM
Thor Odinson says:
What would you like him to have been charged with? Drug trafficking? Public indecency? Blasphemy? Reckless driving? High treason to the Crown? I think they charged him for the things that he, y'know, DID. That's how they did things when last I checked.
12/28/2012 3:38:02 PM
oscarmyerweiner says:
Don't you think attempt to murder would fit here. Maybe even armed robbery, death threat (real death threat not just words), I'm sure many more would fit this a lot better. You kick open a door with an axe in your hand I'm sure it was even premeditated.
12/29/2012 10:28:07 AM
westfortscum says:
Almost sounds like a crime of passion. Or whatever that is.
12/27/2012 9:33:38 PM
tsb says:
This has happened before but let's act like it has never happened before and use it to justify emboldening increased police state.
12/27/2012 9:37:07 PM
animiki says:
Why do people act as though these sorts of things are unique to Thunder Bay, or were invented here? I spent some time in Saskatoon a few years back. While I was there, a teenager was badly injured with a machete. I had to detour around a police barricade on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg on a cold winter Sunday morning because there was a body in the middle of the westbound lanes; a guy had been stabbed to death. A woman in Victoria ran down her ex-husband with her car while I was there on business. awful and tragic as this is, it's not special to Thunder Bay. Irrationally angry, mentally ill or drunk/drugged-up people will grab all sorts of things to use as weapons, and they'll do it anywhere--not just here.
12/27/2012 11:13:25 PM
ring of fire dude says:
Lock up your chainsaws !
12/27/2012 11:27:15 PM
ohnoyoudidnt says:
Well unless you actually know the situation you shouldnt just post random comments based on the biased early reporting of TBTnews watch. This is all alleged. Our society is based on the fact of someone being inocent till found guillty by a judge or jury of his peers.
12/28/2012 9:45:23 AM
CM Punk says:
Saskatoon ain't no better.
Both that city and Thunder Bay usually swap spots for highest crime per capita.
Oh, and throw in Winnipeg in there too.
12/28/2012 3:14:23 PM
Mazda323 says:
CM Punk, if you actually READ Animikis post, you would see that they are saying exactly that. It happens EVERYWHERE, not just Thunder Bay. If you're going to take the time to comment on something, please, at least READ it first!
12/29/2012 7:35:16 AM
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