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Monday August 27th, 2012

Posted at 12:55pm

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Windsor Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a stabbing out in front of Downtown Windsor’s The Salvation Army.

On Sunday Windsor Police received a call that Joseph Hanlon, the 23 year old who was wanted for the stabbing, was in the 600 block of Bruce Avenue, sleeping in an outside stairwell of an apartment building.

Officers approached the rear of the apartment building and Hanlon and his female companion fled inside the building. Additional officers, including a K-9 unit positioned themselves around the building. Police say Hanlon attempted to run out the front of the apartment building but immediately retreated back inside the building upon seeing officers.

Hanlon then attempted to flee from the side of the building. An officer advised Hanlon that he was under arrest and Hanlon was able to get away as the officer attempted to gain control of him. A K-9 unit in the vicinity observed Hanlon fleeing and ordered him to stop. A police service dog was deployed and successfully apprehended the suspect. Officers were able to place Hanlon under arrest.

During the arrest, his 32 year old female companion was attempting to pull him away from officers. She was persistent in her attempts and was placed under arrest for “Obstructing Police”.

Hanlon received puncture wounds on his buttocks during the arrest. Police say his injuries have been reported to the Ontario Special Investigations Unit.

Joseph Hanlon is charged with “Aggravated Assault” and 2 counts of “Assault”.

His companion, the 32 year old Windsor woman is charged with “Obstructing Police”.

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