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OPP make arrest in manhunt near CFB Petawawa after stabbing death

CFB Petawawa

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Ontario Provincial Police have arrested one person following a massive manhunt near Canadian Forces Base Petawawa sparked by a stabbing death.

OPP and military police had been searching for a suspect had urged local residents to lock their doors.

An OPP spokewoman said the suspect is 25 years old, of no fixed address. She said he is not believed to be a soldier.

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CFB Petawawa is an army base home to between 5,000 to 6,000 soldiers and it's about 170 kilometres northwest of Ottawa.

At 10:52 Friday morning OPP responded to a 911 phone call at a Petawawa residence where they found a dead adult male.

Two women, one in her late teens, were found suffering from apparent stab wounds and are in the hospital.

A spokesman for CFB Petawawa said the base regularly lends military police to help local authorities.

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Steven Chase has covered federal politics in Ottawa for The Globe since mid-2001, arriving there a few months before 9/11. He previously worked in the paper's Vancouver and Calgary bureaus. Prior to that, he reported on Alberta politics for the Calgary Herald and the Calgary Sun, and on national issues for Alberta Report. More

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