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Tactical officers hunt for 'wanted person' in downtown Barrie

Police come up empty-handed in search at Maple Avenue and Sophia Street
Heavily armed police searched for a wanted person in the area of Sophia Street and Maple Avenue in Barrie this morning but were not successful in finding the suspect.

Heavily armed police were seen searching for a wanted person near Barrie's downtown this morning.

At 10:08 a.m. on April 23, a police tactical unit was used as they searched an address in the area of Maple Avenue and Sophia Street.

“We were looking for a wanted person, and the person was not there,” Barrie police communications coordinator Peter Leon said.

Police did not offer any further information about the investigation or who they were looking for.

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Kevin Lamb picked up a camera in 2000 and by 2005 was freelancing for the Barrie Examiner newspaper until its closure in 2017. He is an award-winning photojournalist, with his work having been seen in many news outlets across Canada and internationally
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