Mississauga police officer stabbed on duty

A police officer was stabbed after responding to a disturbance call in Mississauga on the morning of Apr. 9.

Peel Regional Police say the officer responded to the call shortly after 11 a.m. The call came from an address on Orleans Road and involved a 47-year-old man with mental health issues.

Constable Thomas Ruttan told CBC News that there was an interaction between the officer and the man. The officer was stabbed and police say the man fled the scene in the police cruiser.

The Peel police cruiser has since been found and the 47-year-old man was taken into custody shortly after noon on Apr. 9.

The officer was taken to hospital and remains in stable condition. The injuries sustained are not life threatening.

Witnesses to the incident are asked to call Peel Regional Police.

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