Update (3 pm): City police report the investigation involving a residence on McIntyre Street East is continuing. Just after 2 am Thursday the North Bay Police Service received a report of an alleged break-in and assault with a weapon at a Main East residence. The victim sustained minor physical injuries and the suspect fled. The subsequent investigation led to North Bay Police and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attending a residence in the 800-block of McIntyre Street East. Police say they do not currently have any individuals in custody in relation to this incident. They also say the suspect and victim are known to one another. Given the targeted nature of the incident, police believe there is no imminent threat to public safety.
Update (12:40 pm): The North Bay Police Service says the 800-block of McIntyre Street East is back open to the public. It was closed earlier for an investigation, which continues with members of the North Bay Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police still in the area. Police say there is no imminent threat to public safety and the evacuation of nearby residences has ended. They say residents are able to return to their homes.
An increased police presence is expected in the 800-block of McIntyre Street East in North Bay for the foreseeable future.
This as an active investigation continues.
Members of the North Bay Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police are on the scene.
Police say there is no imminent threat to public safety and several nearby residences have been evacuated out of an abundance of caution.
“The public is asked to avoid the area and not broadcast live pictures or videos of our members who are working in the area,” states a release. “Posting live photos and videos of our officers can significantly increase the risk faced by them during evolving incidents and can compromise the integrity of ongoing investigations.”
Police say they will provide further information as it becomes available.