South Barrie Gym Evacuated Following Reports of Assault

One Man Facing Charges Including Assaulting an Officer

A Barrie man is facing assault charges after a call to Barrie Police that ended with the evacuation of a south end gym.

Officers were called out to L.A. Fitness in Barrie’s Park Place with reports of an assault. Witnesses were able to give police a decent enough description that the suspect was arrested a short distance away.

Officers claim they were given the indication there was evidence of some description located in the suspect’s vehicle. Out of “an abundance of caution” police made the call to evacuate L.A. Fitness for a time. Following an investigation of the area, it was reopened to the public.

A 28-year-old man is facing charges of Assault, Assaulting an Officer, and Uttering Threats.