St. Thomas Police cruiser. (Photo by Miranda Chant, Thomas Police cruiser. (Photo by Miranda Chant,

Police searching for assault suspect

St. Thomas police are seeking 34-year-old Justin Lapain.

Police said that officers responded to a downtown homeless shelter early Saturday morning for reports of an assault.

Through investigation, police determined that a 42-year-old man had been assaulted with a bat. The man sustained minor injuries which were treated by paramedics on scene.

Lapain has been charged with one count of assault with a weapon and one count of failing to comply.

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