A 27-year-old man from Eabametoong (Fort Hope) First Nation is in custody and faces a variety of charges after police say he broke into a home and a business in Thunder Bay, Ont.

According to a written release from city police, a 22-year-old man confronted the accused in a Frankwood Avenue home on the city's north side Thursday around 5:30 a.m. The alleged intruder pulled a knife, but ran out of the house, police said.

The homeowner reportedly followed the man as far as Kenogami Avenue; subsequently, he was able to provide police with an accurate description.

Police said officers then saw a man matching that description on Oak Avenue, arrested and searched him and found items police believed were taken from a Roland Street business. Police checked the business and said somebody had entered it and taken the items found.

The 27-year-old has been charged with two counts of break and enter, possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Police said he is due in court Friday.