‘Unprovoked’ stabbing in Lindsay sends 1 to hospital: police

Police are investigating a stabbing early Monday in Lindsay, Ont., that sent one person to hospital. Global News Peterborough file

One person was sent to hospital following a reported stabbing in Lindsay, Ont., early Monday.

Kawartha Lakes police said around 5 a.m., an “unprovoked” stabbing was reported in the area of William Street North. Police say the victim was out for a walk and was approached by an unknown man wearing a red hooded sweatshirt who asked for a cigarette.

Police say the suspect became agitated, then kicked and stabbed the victim before leaving the area with a second person who “appeared to be waiting across the street.”

The victim was found and taken to Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

On Monday afternoon, police reported one person was in custody in connection to the incident.

Anyone with information can call police at 705-324-5252 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at


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