Thunder Bay Police rule out suspect after issuing warning
City police closed off a neighbourood Thursday evening to search for murder suspect from Minnesota
Thunder Bay Police closed off a neighbourhood Thursday night after issuing a warning about a wanted man considered armed and dangerous and thought to be in the area.
Police spokesperson Chris Adams said police in Ontario, particularly in this region, have been on the lookout for the suspect from Minnesota wanted in a homicide dating back to Aug. 11.
A man that fit the description of the wanted man was spotted driving in a vehicle with a Minnesota license plate. Investigators then came across the vehicle parked on a city street so a containment area was set up in around Central Avenue and Riverside Drive.
It took a couple of hours to determine the man was not the wanted suspect and the vehicle was actually a rental with a Minnesota plate.
During that time, nearby residents were asked to stay indoors until advised otherwise by police and drivers were asked to avoid the area.
The man wanted from Minneapolis is Lyle Hoffman. He is described as being over 6 feet tall with green eyes, and short grey hair.
Police said no one should approach the individual if seen, but they should call police.