Police search for suspect after assault with a machete

Windsor Police Service News Update
July 12, 2023
Case #: 23-77746
Police search for suspect after assault with a machete 

Update # 1 - July 13, 2023:

Through investigation, the Major Crimes Unit has determined that yesterday’s machete assault was a targeted incident. We have obtained the following descriptions of the suspects: 

  • Suspect #1 (attacker): Male with a tanned complexion, tall, thin, with a facemask, olive green denim hat and grey or black jeans.  
  • Suspect #2 (driver): White male, approximately 60 years old, with grey hair.
  • Suspect #3 (passenger): White female, with light blonde shoulder-length hair.​

Initial media release - July 12, 2023

The Windsor Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit has launched an investigation after three people were stabbed in an incident overnight.

July 12, 2023, at approximately 3 a.m., officers responded to a report about an assault with a weapon in the area of Wyandotte Street East and Langlois Avenue. At the scene, officers found three victims with injuries to their arms consistent with slash wounds.

The three victims – two adult females and one adult male – were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The victims were reportedly sitting on a public bench when a white van drove up and stopped near them. A masked suspect then exited the van and attacked the victims with a machete. The suspect then returned to the van, which was occupied by two other individuals, and fled the scene.

The investigation is still in its early stages and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone who was in the area at the time or who has a dashcam or residential or business video that can assist with the investigation is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830. They can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at 

For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

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