A Clarington man is facing multiple charges after assaulting two people and then barricading himself in his residence, refusing to surrender to police.
On Sunday, June 26, 2016 at approximately 5 a.m., officers were called to an apartment on Waverley Road in Bowmanville regarding a male suffering from stab wounds. Police discovered two victims had already made their way to a local hospital – a 38-year-old Clarington man with non-life threatening stab wounds and a 46-year-old Oshawa woman with head injuries.
Investigation revealed that a male suspect had assaulted his girlfriend and then stabbed a male who had come to her defence. Officers surrounded the apartment and made attempts to contact the suspect while preparing a warrant to enter the residence.
The 48-year-old male suspect refused to exit the building and a full incident command call out was initiated. After lengthy negotiations, the male exited the building at approximately 3 p.m.
The 48-year-old male from Clarington has been charged with: Aggravated Assault x2; Forcible Confinement; Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose x2; and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. He was remanded in custody and his name is withheld to protect the identity of the victims.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Stuart of East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1634.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.