Four police vehicles are blocking access to Gillies Lake as of 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
James Mongrain told The Daily Press he saw someone running across Gillies Lake around 10:30 a.m. this morning. The witness claims he heard three shots being fired. Mongrain said the officer used a taser on a suspect, then fired the shots. This has not been confirmed by the Timmins Police Service.
“It was pretty scary,” said Mongrain, who added that an ambulance was on scene shortly after.
Bystanders noted that the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trail L24 was blocked between the Neo Laser Tag parking lot and Highway 655. Police tape was strung up across access to the trail at Neo Laser Tag on Brunette Road.
The official OFSC trail map online shows that portion in red/unavailable, but the rest of the trail is currently available.
The Daily Press will update this story when more information becomes available.