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Man charged in connection with stabbing outside Peterborough Square

Peterborough police say a man was taken to hospital after being stabbed outside Peterborough Square on Tuesday night.
Peterborough police say a man was taken to hospital after being stabbed outside Peterborough Square on Tuesday night. Harrison Perkins/Special to Global News Peterborough

A Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a stabbing that took place outside Peterborough Square mall on Tuesday night, police say.

The Peterborough Police Service says emergency services were called to the mall at George and Simcoe streets just after 8 p.m.

According to police, officers found a man outside the main entrance with facial injuries. He was transported to Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

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Police at the scene confirmed a stabbing had occurred.

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On Thursday, following an investigation, police said the victim, the accused and other parties were involved in a verbal dispute near the mall prior to the incident.

A suspect was identified, and on Wednesday night, officers attended a residence and placed him under arrest.

Joshua Christopher Geraghty, 22, of no fixed address, is charged with aggravated assault and failure to comply with a probation order.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Thursday.

Man stabbed in downtown Peterborough: police
Man stabbed in downtown Peterborough: police