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One man dead in Rockland stabbing case

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. — Facebook video screen capture image
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.
Facebook video screen capture image
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