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UPDATE: Stabbing at Rainbow Park sends one to hospital; suspect arrested

Sarnia council has ordered a general clean-up of Rainbow Park in the city’s south end where about 20 people are living in a dozen tents without washroom facilities or electricity.

A 33-year-old Sarnia man faces charges including attempted murder following a stabbing at a south end Sarnia park this week, police say.

Sarnia Police say officers, along with Lambton EMS, were called to attend Rainbow Park (241 Christina St.) around 6:35 p.m. on Monday, May 6.

“A male victim was located and transported by EMS to hospital with serious injuries,” police said in a news release. “Initial investigation revealed that the 40-year-old victim had been stabbed in the neck, but is expected to recover. 

“Both involved persons were known to each other.”

The suspect fled the area but was located by police and placed under arrest. 

The Sarnia Police Criminal Investigations Division, including SPS Forensics Unit attended the scene. 

“The investigation continued into the morning of May 7 with increased police presence in the area to conduct further canvassing and search for additional evidence during daylight hours,” police added.

The suspect, age 33, of Sarnia, was arrested and has been charged with attempted murder; and failure to comply with a probation order

He has been held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the SPS Criminal Investigations Division at: 519-344-8861 ext. 5300


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