House catches fire during police standoff in Oshawa, suspect facing numerous charges

An Oshawa man has been arrested after a standoff with police following a stabbing in Oshawa.

Shortly after midnight Monday (April 22), officers responded to a stabbing near Elgin Street East and Simcoe Street North in Oshawa.

“The suspect then fled into his residence on Simcoe Street. The suspect barricaded himself in his apartment. Police attempted to negotiate his surrender but he failed to come out of the residence. Hours later, the suspect fled out of a window and the home was on fire. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire,” reads a media release from police.

“The suspect was taken into custody. Other residents were already evacuated and there were no other injuries as a result of the fire.”

According to police, the stabbing victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A 44-year-old Oshawa male – whose name has not been released – was charged with arson, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace; utter threats and fail to comply with recognizance. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Tom Kollaard at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2738.

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