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Police Track Suspects Through Woods Near Oneida

Police have made an arrest after armed men fled from officers into a wooded area near Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation.

The Ontario Provincial Police said on Thursday around 12:30pm, officers responded the First Nation after a firearm was seen during an altercation on Townline Rd.  When officers arrived, they spotted a vehicle leaving the scene, which was later discovered to have been stolen.

The OPP Canine Unit, as well as the Tactics and Rescue Unit and an OPP helicopter, responded to search for two men who had ditched the vehicle and fled into a wooded area.  A gun was found by officers before the search was called off, but it is not believed to have been fired during the incident.

Then at around 6pm, officers returned to the area after a member of the public spotted a suspicious man.  However, no one was found and the search was again called off at around 7:30pm.

Following an investigation, police have arrested one man and charges are currently pending.  Officers are still looking for another man who has since been identified, however, no names have been released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).