Officer stabbed in Old East Village incident: London police

One person is in custody following an early morning incident Tuesday in London’s Old East Village that left one officer in hospital.

It happened around 1 a.m. in the area of Dundas and Lyle streets where officers had been called for a report of a man seen trespassing on private property, police said.

An officer attempting to arrest the man was allegedly stabbed after police say the suspect brandished a knife.

The suspect allegedly tried to flee on foot, but was later taken into custody by officers, with help from the K9 unit, police said, noting a conductive energy weapon was deployed.

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated and later released from hospital.

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The accused is set to appear in court on Tuesday, police said in an early afternoon update. Police said they would issue more information after the charges had been sworn in.

Anyone with information related to the matter is asked to contact police at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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