An Oshawa male surrendered peacefully after stabbing a family member and then barricading himself in the home for over three hours.

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Durham Regional Police and Region of Durham Paramedic Services were called to a stabbing incident at a residence in the Phillip Murray Avenue and Park Road South area of Oshawa. A 21–year-old male stabbed a family member during an altercation in the home. The male victim left the residence and was taken to the hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.

Durham Regional Police Tactical Support Unit and the k9 Unit, along with Region of Durham Paramedic Tactical paramedics, surrounded the home and made efforts to contact the male and have him surrender peacefully. At approximately 7 p.m., the male surrendered and was taken for a mental health assessment. Police located a pellet gun and knife.

The 21-year-old male will be charged with Assault Cause Bodily Harm; Possession of Weapons Dangerous; Mischief Under $5000; and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

The Police have released no names.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Shaw of Central East Division 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2764.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.