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Bracebridge OPP catch man wanted for attempted murder in Stayner

Bracebridge OPP catch man wanted for attempted murder in Stayner

Posted: 2022-08-08 14:06:03 By: thebay

Bracebridge OPP apprehended a man wanted for attempted murder on Friday.  

The Huronia West OPP responded to a 9-1-1 call at an address in Stayner on July 31st. Officers located a person inside the residence suffering from serious injuries. The initial investigation revealed that the victim was sexually assaulted and then stabbed. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was later air-lifted to a trauma centre.

As a result of the investigation, a warrant was issued for 31-year-old Michael Zaakir of Wasaga Beach on charges including:

  • Attempt to commit murder
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Failure to comply with release order
  • 2 counts of Uttering threats - cause death or bodily harm
  • Theft of motor vehicle

Bracebridge OPP, along with members of the Huronia West OPP arrested Zaakir without incident on Friday.

He was held for a bail hearing and remanded into custody.