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Man, 26, arrested after OPP officer stabbed near Belleville, Ont.


March 21, 2021
By Canadian Press

March 21, 2021 – Police say a man sought in connection with the overnight stabbing of an officer near Belleville, Ont., has been arrested.

Ontario Provincial Police say the suspect, a 26-year-old man, was wanted on an attempted murder charge in relation to the incident in Foxboro.

Earlier Sunday, OPP spokesman Bill Dickson said an officer tried to stop a vehicle shortly before 1 a.m., but the vehicle instead collided with the officer’s cruiser.

He said both people got out of their vehicles and the officer was stabbed.

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The officer is now in hospital being treated for his injuries.

A shelter-in-place order had been issued for Foxboro while the suspect remained at large, but has since been lifted.

 


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