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UPDATED; Shelter in place LIFTED for Henvey Inlet First Nation, 27-year-old man arrested

The Henvey Inlet First Nation public safety advisory to shelter in a place of safety has been revoked.

Police say officers have arrested the 27-year-old from the First Nation who triggered the advisory. 

The OPP’s West Parry Sound detachment says officers responded to a disturbance in the First Nation around 5 PM on Sunday. According to police, one person fled the scene. 

Around 11 AM on Monday, police issued the shelter-in-place advisory for residents in the First Nation and asked the public to avoid the area. 

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Police say additional resources including Critical Incident Command, Aviation Services, Tactical and Rescue Unit, Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit, OPP Provincial Liaison Team, and the Detachment Crime Unit assisted.

The 27-year-old man has been charged with:

  • Assault a peace officer with a weapon, contrary to Section 270.01(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC) (two counts)
  • Assault, contrary to Section 266 CC (three counts)
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, contrary to Section 88 CC
  • Fail to comply with a probation order, contrary to Section 733.1(1) CC

According to the OPP, the accused remains in custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on Jan. 13th.

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