1 arrested after early morning stabbing in Cobourg, Ont.: police

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Cobourg Police are investigating after an alleged stabbing on Monday morning which sent one person to hospital. Robert Lothian has the details. – Jul 24, 2023

One person was taken to hospital with serious injuries and another was arrested following a reported stabbing in Cobourg, Ont., early Monday.

According to the Cobourg Police Service, around 6 a.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence on Major Street near University Avenue.

Police determined the victim left the scene and went to a residence in the area of Division Street and University Avenue.

The 39-year-old man was located and transported to Northumberland Hills Hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Their investigation has led to the arrest of a 43-year-old Cobourg man.

Late Monday afternoon, police say the man was charged with  aggravated assault,  possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and four counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

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He was remanded into custody with a scheduled court date in Cobourg on Tuesday.

Earlier Monday police stated they were investigating  a “critical incident” in the town. Two residences have been cordoned off and the public have been advised to avoid the area.

Police have cordoned off this residence on Division Street in Cobourg, Ont., on July 24, 2023. Robert Lothian/Global News Peterborough

The municipal police are receiving assistance from Northumberland OPP and the Port Hope Police Service.

“This investigation is ongoing,” Cobourg police stated. “There is no concern for public safety at this time.”

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 905-372-6821 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at

More to come.

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