Kenora: Several schools placed on lockdown Tuesday as police search for assault suspect

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Kenora: Several schools placed on lockdown Tuesday as police search for assault suspect

(KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing to search for a male involved in an assault in the Minto area of Kenora.

On October 31, 2017 shortly after 9:00 am police received a report of a male injured in an altercation at a residence in the Minto area. The male suspect fled on foot and police are continuing to search for him. The victim of the assault was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The victim and the suspect were known to each other.

Several schools in the area were placed in hold and secure as a precautionary measure.

The suspect is described as an Indigenous male, appx, 5’11, 180 lbs, black hair, and hazel eyes. He was last seen without a shirt, wearing black pants. He has a tattoo on the upper right side of his face.

The investigation is continuing. Although the assault is believed to be an isolated event, the suspect is still considered a risk to public safety. Anyone who may know of the whereabouts of the suspect or may have come into contact with him should not approach him. Instead, contact the police as soon as possible by calling 911 or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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