Suspect in custody for an assault with an axe following lengthy standoff

Windsor Police Service News Update
Thursday, November 23, 2023
Case #: 23-135498
Suspect in custody for an assault with an axe following lengthy standoff

The Windsor Police Service has arrested a suspect for an assault with an axe following a five-hour standoff.

This morning at approximately 3 a.m., police were called to the 2100 block of Church St. for a report of an injured person. Once officers arrived, they found a male suffering from a large laceration to his arm. The male was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Through investigation, officers learned that the victim was assaulted with an axe during an altercation in the 1300 block of Assumption St.

Officers attended the Assumption St. residence. When the police ordered the suspect to exit the home, she refused to comply. Police negotiated with the suspect for over five hours for a peaceful surrender. At approximately 9 a.m., the female suspect was taken into custody without incident. Both parties involved were in an intimate partner relationship. 

A 38-year-old female is charged with forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, and assault.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the Special Victims Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4800. They can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at​

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call Victim Services Windsor Essex County at 519-723-2711 or the Victim Assistance Unit at Windsor Police at 519-255-6700, ext. 4879.

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

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Constable Bianca Jackson
Corporate Communications Unit
Windsor Police Service - Headquarters
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Office: (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462

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