Police Get Gun Pointed At Them During Incident

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(LANSDOWNE HOUSE, ON) – Scary allegations coming out of Lansdowne House, Ontario today.

Appearing in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom this morning was a 15-year-old male youth who, in compliance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, cannot be identified. He appeared in front of Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill, Crown Attorney Tamara Fairchild and criminal defence lawyer Aranka Golphy.

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On February 13th, 2020, officers with the Lansdowne House detachment of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service responded to a mental health emergency call in which a youth had a rifle and was threatening to kill themselves. The youth reportedly pointed the unloaded gun to their own head numerous times while uttering threats to kill themselves. The initial reason police were called to the scene was that the youth was destroying the inside of a womans home.

Officers worked patiently and compassionately, attempting to talk the boy down and establish a safe and incident-free resolution. Unfortunately, that is not what happened. The boy, who’s known to have serious mental health issues, not only pointed the Marlin .30-30 Winchester rifle at his own head but to the heads of officers during the tense negotiations and threatened their lives. Nobody was injured during the incident. Officers managed to take control of the situation safely.

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Officers took the youth into custody and held him at the detachment pending a court appearance. The youth was charged with the following criminal code offences:

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  • Pointing a firearm.
  • Possession of a firearm without a license.
  • Carrying a firearm for a purpose dangerous to the public.
  • Using a firearm in a careless manner.
  • Assaulting a police officer while carrying a firearm
  • Mischief causing damage under $5000 (various household items).

The result of the court appearance today, which is covered by a publication ban, is that the youth will remain in jail for the time being. He is scheduled to appear back in court on February 19th, 2020, for another attempt at getting released.

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10 Replies to “Police Get Gun Pointed At Them During Incident”

  1. Thank you to the govt of the day, the liberals, who so many years ago, decided it was in the beat interests of society to close all mental health homes.
    The prisons, jails, hospitals and communities all know how stupid that move was….

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    1. I agree fully !!! These poor people with Mental Health issues have no place to go nor anyone or place to get help!!! Our own Hospital has turned some of these people away or these people were treated so badly by our so called professionals , When they went to the Hospital to ask for hel, then in return for our professional Nurses & Doctors in Emerge that turned away these people asking for help only ended with at least 2 that I know of that took their own lives !!! Because of this treatment they received at our fine Hospital!! The amount of courage it took for these people with Mental Health issues to bring themselves to the Hospital in the first place is so huge !!! Then to be at their lowest time of their lives to be treated in this matter, that they end up taking their lives, Shame on our Government Shame on the Professionals that are trained to look after & deal with Mental Health, Where & who are there for them ???? How disgusting to of heard that persons have ended up taking their lives, because there is no where or anyone to help them !! What. A disgusting world it has become !!!

    2. I agree fully !!! These poor people with Mental Health issues have no place to go nor anyone or place to get help!!! Our own Hospital has turned some of these people away or these people were treated so badly by our so called professionals , When they went to the Hospital to ask for help then in return for our professional Nurses & Doctors in Emerge that turned away these people asking for help only ended with at least 2 that I know of that took their own lives !!! Because of this treatment they received at our fine Hospital!! The amount of courage it took for these people with Mental Health issues to bring themselves to the Hospital in the first place is so huge !!! Then to be at their lowest time of their lives to be treated in this matter, that they end up taking their lives, Shame on our Government Shame on the Professionals that are trained to look after & deal with Mental Health, Where & who are there for them ???? How disgusting to of heard that persons have ended up taking their lives, because there is no where or anyone to help them !! What. A disgusting world it has become !!!

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  2. He’ll get off lightly.

    He’s more than likely suffering from FAS or drug related brain damage. No shortage of that on the reserves.

    That’s why so many of their youths are suicidal. Drinking and drugging parents giving birth to mentally and physically defective children then bringing them up in an alcohol/drug fuelled, violent environment. Kids are simply doomed from birth. Then they end up on the streets of Dumpster Bay.

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    1. Angel:

      You’re confusing truth with hate.

      I don’t have the capacity for hatred of people. However I do have the capacity for hatred of what they do when committing acts of violence on innocent people.

      It would appear you may be the one with “hate” issues.

  3. Unfortunately many children that are born with medical conditions are not always caused by one’s drinking or drug related issues and at times, and it’s something nobody has control over.
    Before you speak so highly about yourself, remember that you will One day end up having grandchildren and great grandchildren that may be born with autism, or possibly adhd, I would not want this on anyone, but if I were you I wouldn’t speak so soon!

    You never know if you’ll end up in a similar situation! Where a close member to you may be experiencing issues with alcohol, drugs or suicide!So stop judging!

    It’s ok to be to angry, but let the medically/lawfully trained staff deal with this, trust me these trained staff are professionals and know exactly how to treat people in a respectful manner, without losing it there sanity!

    Always remember if anyone is experiencing with any of the issues REX mentioned above: there are people and places you can go to receive the help you need and plz trust me they are welcoming and willing to help! It’s very unfortunate that Rex is able to post such a comment, it’s very judgmental and I wouldn’t want anyone who is dealing with these issues to feel judged or scared to reach out for help! Those kinds of comments keep people scared to reach out for help! So don’t listen to him!!

    If anyone post any comments in such a harsh manner I ask they be deleted as we are trying to help those dealing with specific issues!! How is comments like those helping others?

    Lil angel

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