Editor's note: The following story has been updated from its original version to include the name of the accused.
A heavy police presence in the city’s east end last night resulted in two women being taken to hospital with serious injuries and a man facing several charges.
Barrie police received a call just before 11 p.m., Monday, for an assault in progress at a home near the corner Steel and Vancouver streets.
Up to eight police vehicles and two ambulances were at the scene when BarrieToday arrived. Officers could also be seen searching the area with flashlights.
A 30-year-old Hamilton woman and a 26-year-old Barrie woman were taken to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) with what Barrie police communications co-ordinator Jennett Mays called “serious injuries.”
Police say the male suspect had left the scene before officers arrived, but was located nearby a short time later and arrested.
Tyler Coote, a 31-year-old Barrie man, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, mischief under $5,000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and break and enter. He was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Police say the victims and the accused were known to each other.
No additional suspects are being sought.