(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay Police Service released video footage showing a group of suspects connected to a recent assault investigation.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the Midtown Inn in the zero-to-100 block of Cumberland Street North at around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 following reports of an assault in progress.
Police learned several individuals had forcefully entered a room in the hotel and assaulted two occupants. Weapons such as a knife were involved in this assault.
Both victims were transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for further treatment. Their injuries were non-life threatening.
Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. As a result of this ongoing investigation, police obtained footage of the group of suspects at the Midtown Inn. That footage is now being shared with the public to assist police in identifying the suspects involved.
At this time police believe the incident was targeted, and not a random attack.
Police have since arrested, charged and held 35-year-old Justin Morrison (pictured) in relation to this incident for court this morning. He appeared in court by video in front of Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic. The Crown Attorney and duty counsel were also present.
Morrison is being charged with:
- Aggravated assault (stabbing).
- Face masked during the commision of an offence.
- Forcible confinement room 203 at the Midtown Inn.
- Assault with a weapon (knife).
Court did not grant him bail today and he is scheduled to make an appearance tomorrow for a bail hearing.
Police are still attempting to identify other people that were involved in the incident and are asking the public to call them at 807-684-1200 if they have any information or via Crime Stoppers, where you may be eligible for up to $2000 for your tip. Crime Stoppers website is www.p3tips.com/273.