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One person taken to hospital following assault

International Falls man has been remanded into custody following an assault.
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FORT FRANCES – One person was taken to hospital Thursday following an assault at a business in Fort Frances.

According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, officers responded to an assault on Thursday around 3 p.m. that had just occurred at a business on the 400 block of Portage Avenue South.

Police say the accused had attended the address and assaulted a person with a weapon.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Steven McDonald, 67, of International Falls, MN, was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm, importing a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon and unauthorized possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The accused was remanded into custody for a bail hearing on Feb. 7.

He is currently being held under Section 59 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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