Man sent to hospital with serious injury following Barrie, Ont., stabbing

A man was sent to the hospital with a serious injury following a stabbing on Penetang Street in Barrie, Ont., on Thursday night.

Police responded to the incident at about 8:50 p.m. and found the suspect a short time later.

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“That individual was located and taken into custody a short distance away without incident,” Barrie police spokesperson Peter Leon told Global News.

“That person is a 42-year-old male and he has been charged with assault with a weapon and aggravated assault.”

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Leon said there’s no threat to public safety, adding the two individuals knew each other and the stabbing appears to have stemmed from a misunderstanding that turned violent.

The suspect was held in custody pending a bail hearing Friday morning.

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