One person is now in custody following a stabbing and hostage situation in downtown Barrie early yesterday morning. Barrie Police say two men were fighting during a party at a home on Dunlop Street East, when one of the men was stabbed in the abdomen. Investigators say the suspect then fled the scene and ran to his apartment where he barricaded himself inside with his three roommates.
Police had to evacuate surrounding apartments and negotiate with the 42-year-old man from Barrie who surrendered after an hour. The stabbing victim is in hospital in stable condition, the roommates held inside were released without injuries, and of course the accused has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault with a weapon. At this point, police still don’t know what provoked the attack.