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Hamilton Police Officers released from hospital after stabbing attack

 

Hamilton Police Officers released from hospital after stabbing attack

The three Hamilton Police officers who received knife wounds as they attempted to subdue a 24 years old man have been released from hospital. In the aftermath of yesterday’s rampage that saw the three Hamilton Police officers receive stab wounds, Hamilton Police are asking merchants and other in the James Street North area to check their video camera footage for anything that might assist in the investigation. It all started Tuesday shortly after 3:00 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to the area of James Street North and Robert Street for a male acting erratically. It was reported to Police that the male was also in possession of a weapon.

Upon arrival, Police located a 24-year-old male which immediately confronted Police and engaged in an altercation. Subsequently three Hamilton Police Officers were stabbed in the neck and head with a knife.

The officers were transported to local hospital and are currently being treated for their injuries. They have now been released

A 24 year old Oakville man was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, four counts of resisting arrest as well, as a weapons charge.

Following the incident there was an outpouring of public support for the wounded officers, for which police issued a note of appreciation today. Anyone with  information that could assist police with the investigation into this crime, are asked to contact Detective David Brewster at 905-546-4067. To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at www

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