This morning, just after 9:00 a.m., members of the Barrie Police Service responded to a report of male being stabbed on Gunn Street in city of Barrie.
Uniformed officers immediately responded to the area after receiving information that the person responsible had fled on foot. A perimeter was established, the Remote Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) was utilized, and a lengthy canine track was conducted. In the end, police determined that the suspect was no longer in the area and had made good his escape.
The victim, a 36-year-old male from Barrie, was transported to a local hospital and has since been airlifted to a Toronto area trauma centre where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The ongoing investigation is believed to be isolated and is being led by detectives from the Barrie Police Investigative Services who have determined that the victim and the suspect are known to each other. Police have also obtained video surveillance from Gunn Street and the surrounding area and believe that this, along with information received from witnesses assisted in police being able to quickly identify the suspect.
Further details will be provided as the investigation permits.
|Prepared by:||Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon|