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Woman threw hypodermic needles at stranger downtown: Sault Police

No injuries reported in the Tuesday afternoon incident on Queen Street East
2017-04-28 Sault Police Patch DMH-1
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One person was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police say hypodermic needles were thrown at a victim on Queen Street East.

Shortly before 3 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Queen Street East to find that the suspect had fled the scene.

It is alleged that 24-year-old Marissa Sayers "had thrown hypodermic needles at a victim who had attempted to stop them from bothering someone. The accused and victim are unknown to one another," says a news release issued by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.

No injuries were reported.

The accused was located a short time later on Bay Street and arrested.

Sayers is scheduled to appear in court on July 8 and stands charged with assault with weapon.

The allegation has not been tested in court and Sayers is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.