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Accused identified in pipe-wrench assault

City police have identified the woman accused of viciously assaulting another woman with a pipe wrench early Wednesday morning.
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THUNDER BAY -- City police have identified the woman charged in a serious early morning assault on the city's south side Wednesday.

Thunder Bay Police Service officials say an officer on routine patrol in the May and George streets area observed a 30-year-old woman standing over a 40-year-old woman and striking her in the head with what appeared to be a pipe wrench just after 1:30 a.m. 

The officer tackled the woman and arrested her. 

In a news release issued to media just after 3 p.m. Thunder Bay Police Service officials confirmed Chanel Finlayson, 30, had appeared in court Wednesday and officially charged with a count of aggravated assault. 

The accused has been remanded to custody. 

The condition of the victim remains unknown at this time, but police say she was sent to the hospital. 



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