OPP Arrests Suspect After One Dead, Two Wounded at Petawawa Home

Ontario Provincial Police has confirmed to have arrested the suspect after it found a dead body and two others critically injured in a Petawawa home. It was reported that an adult male was arrested at around 1:25 p.m. by the Ontario Provincial Police of emergency response team and canine unit. Police was prompted by a 911 call to visit the home at around 10:52 a.m.

Renfrew County Paramedic Chief, Michael Nolan, explained that upon their arrival, paramedics discovered that an almost 50-year-old man was already stabbed to death at the scene, while a 50-year-old woman was injured along with a teenaged girl, both of whom were immediately shifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition. According to the police report, multiple units, including OPP emergency response team, canine, helicopter and other officers, collaboratively took part in a comprehensive search before arresting the suspect. Police had allegedly warned all nearby residents to remain in their homes and guard it by adopting personal safety precautions.

A resident of Abbie Lane, Luc Gunville, explained that a police officer was stationed outside his home after the suspect showed up on his property during the search. Gunville stated that he instantly reported about seeing the suspect without any delay. However, he refuses to narrate if he had an interaction the suspect or not. Gunville alleged that “my house right now is a crime scene,” explaining that “the suspect in one way or another came to my house, yup. I don’t want to talk about it. Right now, they haven’t found the suspect.”

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