Arrest made after stabbing in Lindsay sends one to Toronto hospital

A Lindsay, Ont., man was arrested in following a reported stabbing in Lindsay on May 20, 2023. Global News Peterborough file

Editor note: The original story stated the victim and suspect knew each other. This was incorrect information provided by police. The article has been updated.

One person has been arrested following a stabbing in Lindsay, Ont., over the Victoria Day long weekend.

According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, around 6:40 p.m. on May 20, police responded to a disturbance in the area of Lindsay Street South and Russell Street.

Officers found an individual with a stab wound. The victim was first taken to Ross Memorial Hospital and then transferred to a Toronto-area hospital where they remain in stable condition as of Thursday afternoon.

Police say the suspect — who is not known to the victim — had fled the area before officers arrived.

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Police say on Thursday the suspect was located and arrested in Peterborough.

A 31-year-old man from Lindsay was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and failure to comply with a release order. He is being held in custody and will appear in bail court on Friday.

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