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Monday August 31st, 2015

Posted at 2:51pm

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Windsor Police continue to investigate a stabbing that took place over the weekend.

Police say they were called around 5:30pm Saturday afternoon to the area of Kildare and Wyandotte Street East. When police arrived they found a male sitting on the curb and holding a knife in his hand. There were several people standing in the area including behind him at the Kildare House.

When the officer arrived the suspect stood up holding the knife. The officer tried to speak to the suspect in an attempt to de-escalate the situation, but the male began advancing at the officer without uttering a word. The officer considered all use of force options available to him while at the same time taking into consideration a restaurant with patrons directly behind the suspect. The officer then quickly deployed his taser which successfully incapacitated the suspect. The knife was taken away and the male was arrested without further incident.

Police say that the suspect and the victim are familiar with each other and they were allegedly in an altercation. At some point during this altercation the suspect allegedly stabbed the suspect however he is not being cooperative with the investigation. The victim was treated at hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

The officer engaged the suspect male in conversation as part of the investigation and asked the man why he approached him with the knife. The man then stated his intentions by responding “I wanted you to kill me”.

A 23-year-old male from Windsor is facing charges of aggravated assault, possess weapon dangerous to public peace and assault police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4305, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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