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Three youths, aged 14, 16, and 17 charged in alleged assault on video in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say they have charged three teenagers in an assault that was captured on video and shared on social media.

Investigators say they became aware of a video circulating that showed a group of young people attacking a female youth.

Police believe it happened the afternoon of Sept. 18 at or near the parking lot of Mary JL Public Library.

A 14-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old have all been charged with robbery.

The 17-year-old is also facing a charge of assault with a weapon.

All three have been released with future court dates and are not being identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 23, 2021.

The Canadian Press