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Attempted murder charges in Prince Edward County

By Alex Mahar [1]

BELLEVILLE – A Picton man is facing a slew of charges, including attempted murder.

The charges relate to an incident that happened Feb. 8, the Prince Edward County OPP said Wednesday morning.

That afternoon, officers were called to a report of a serious assault. The victim was airlifted to a Kingston hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A 52-year-old Picton man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault a short time later. 

But as a result of the ongoing investigation, he has now also been charged with

As of Wednesday morning the man was in custody, where he was to remain until his court appearance Wednesday in Belleville. 

Police are not releasing his name in order to protect the identity of the victim.