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Man arrested after allegedly biting, threatening police

A 27-year-old Cat Lake, Ont. man faces multiple charges after incident Wednesday afternoon at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
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THUNDER BAY -- Thunder Bay Police allege an officer was bitten, threatened and attacked by a man threatening Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre staff on Wednesday afternoon. 

In a release issued on Thursday, police say the man pulled an "edged weapon" from his bag, after telling officers and hospital security he had a gun in his possession. 

Officers were able to complete an arrest without further incident. 

However, the man did become combative again as he was escorted to waiting police vehicle, and allegedly bit the officer. 

A 27-year-old male from Cat Lake, Ont. was arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a weapon, assaulting a police officer, uttering threats of death or bodily harm, mischief under $5,000 and two counts of assault. The accused appeared in court on Thursday and was remanded into custody awaiting a future court date. 

The incident took place at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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