Shots Fired as Police Pursuit Stolen Vehicle

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(VAL RITA-HARTY, ON) – On Thursday, August 15, 2019, at approximately 7:13 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) James Bay Detachments responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the Municipality of Val Rita-Harty.

Officers attended the area and located the vehicle. As the officers began their investigation, and during the encounter with the suspect, police firearms were discharged.

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A 38-year-old from Kapuskasing has been taken into custody.

No injuries were reported during the incident and there is no further concern for public safety.

The investigation is on-going at this time. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Anyone who witnessed or has information about the event is encouraged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.p3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

Source: OPP

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