OPP officer stabbed in neck following traffic stop in eastern Ontario

Shelter in place order has been lifted

An Ontario Provincial Police Officer is in stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in the neck north of Belleville.

A shelter-in-place order was lifted after a man wanted in connection with the stabbing was arrested by police around 9 o’clock Sunday morning.

Police spokesman Bill Dickson said the incident began around 1 a.m. when an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the hamlet of Foxboro, but the two vehicles collided instead.

Dickson said the suspect and officer both got out of their cars and the OPP officer was stabbed.

Police began a search for the 26-year-old suspect.

Residents living in Hastings County, which includes Belleville and Bancroft, were asked to keep their homes and vehicles locked while police searched the area.