Large Fight in Downtown St. Catharines Results in Multiple Victims and Arrests

On September 10, 2022, at approximately 2:30am 1 District St. Catharines uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a large fight and reports of multiple stabbings in downtown St. Catharines.

Officers arrived to a chaotic scene in the area of St. Paul Street and James Street.  Working with Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics, officers located at least five persons suffering from superficial to serious injuries, four persons having stab wounds.  The injured persons were treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital for further care.

The investigation is in its very early stages.  There is an increased police presence in the area while we investigate.  At this time, we do have multiple persons in custody relating to this incident.  There is no ongoing threat to public safety stemming from this incident.

1 District detectives and members of the NRPS Forensic Service Unit have been assigned to the investigation.

More information to follow later this morning.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3,  extension 1024233.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.

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