Violent assault over weekend

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in a violent crime investigation.

Shortly after 5:00 a.m. on March 20, 2021, members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to an assault with a weapon that took place on the 200 block of Scott Street in Fort Frances. The assault resulted in the victim sustaining life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to hospital.

The investigation is ongoing with the collaboration of the Northwest Region Crime Unit, Northwest Region Emergency Response Team (NWR-ERT), and Forensic Identification Services (FIS), under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Local OPP officers have joined forces up with a range of specialized support teams, to investigate a violent assault which took place in downtown Fort Frances over the weekend. The victim was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries. – Merna Emara photo

Members of the public with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or can provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Online information can be provided at