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Man arrested after allegedly pointing gun at another person

Police say the accused and victim involved in the incident, which happened Wednesday evening in the area of the 100 block of Machar Avenue, were known to each other
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Thunder Bay police say the 61-year-old accused faces multiple charges, including pointing a firearm and assault with a weapon. ( file photograph)

THUNDER BAY — City police have charged a 61-year-old man with firearms-related offences after a confrontation with another person.

Thunder Bay police said officers were sent to the area of the 100 block of Machar Avenue just after 6 p.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of a man pointing a firearm.

Officers were provided with the identity of the suspect, and a vehicle description, while en route to the scene. Police said they also learned the firearm was a handgun and not believed to be a replica.

The suspect was found at a residential address on the 100 block of Machar Avenue at about 6:25 p.m. He was arrested by officers and taken into custody.

The accused and victim were known to each other, police added.

The 61-year-old is charged with pointing a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

He appeared in bail court on Thursday and remains in custody.


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