Attempted murder charge laid after Barrie police officer stabbed

Officer was treated in hospital and released

Barrie police say an officer was stabbed in the face during a response to a woman reportedly in crisis.

On Sunday, shortly after 10:00 p.m., police, along with paramedics, attended the situation at an apartment complex on Duckworth Street.

In a news release, officers say they “gained access to the apartment and cautiously approached the 20-year-old female occupant. As they were assisting her to her feet, she lunged at one of the officers and stabbed her in the face.”

Police say the officer, who has been with the Barrie Police Service since February 2018, was taken to a hospital where she was treated for the injury, and has since been released.

“Police officers face significant risks with every shift. We are thankful that she will make a full recovery, but we know the long-term impacts of this incident and injury will have on the officer involved, and our entire Service,” stated Barrie Police Chief Rich Johnston in the release. “I am grateful to everyone who assisted in the emergency response for our injured officer in their time of need.”

The accused faces the following charges:

  • Attempt to commit murder
  • Aggravated assault on a peace officer
  • Assault peace officer with a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose

She is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on Monday in Barrie court.

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