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UPDATE: London cop stabbed in Old East

London police have released more information about the stabbing of an officer in Old East.

According to police, a man was reported to be trespassing on private property in the area of Dundas Street and Elizabeth Street just after 1 a.m. Tuesday. An officer approached the man and tried to arrest him for trespassing.

“While attempting to arrest the male, the male brandished a knife and stabbed the officer,” police said in a news release issued Tuesday afternoon. “The officer sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the assault. The suspect male attempted to flee the area on foot.”

The injured officer, along with other officers and the London police K9 unit, found a suspect. He was arrested after being tasered.

The officer who was stabbed was taken to hospital for treatment and later released.

“We are very fortunate the officer was not more seriously injured,” said Chief Steve Williams. “This is another example of the dangers our officers face each and every day.”

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.