OPP Detective-Inspector Brad Collins confirmed one man is dead and another injured as a result of an overnight stabbing incident July 23 in Rockland.
OPP Detective-Inspector Brad Collins confirmed one man is dead and another injured as a result of an overnight stabbing incident July 23 in Rockland.

One man dead in Rockland stabbing case

Gregg Chamberlain
EAP
One man is dead and another in hospital as police investigate a stabbing incident in Rockland.

Russell County OPP are investigating a fatal stabbing incident which occurred overnight July 23 in Rockland in the Lemays Circle neighbourhood.

Detective-Inspector Brad Collins, the officer in charge of the investigation, gave a brief summary of the situation through a videotaped interview on the OPP East Region’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Det-Insp. Collins confirmed that one man is dead and another was taken to hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries”, and also assured residents that there is no risk of any other repercussions to the public from the incident.

OPP media liaison Bill Dickson also dismissed a rumour that the mandatory mask-wearing pandemic protection directive for Eastern Ontario was a factor in the stabbing incident.

“I can say that it had nothing to do with wearing or not wearing a mask at all,” Dickson said during a phone interview.

Police investigation of the incident continues. Anyone with information is asked to call the Russell County OPP detachment at 1-888-310-1122 or the CrimeStoppers confidential tips line at 1-800-222-8477.

Facebook video Detective-Inspector Brad Collins