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Wasaga assault investigation prompts attempted murder charge

Accused faces forcible confinement and break-and-enter charges too
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One person is facing attempted murder, forcible confinement, weapons, and break-and-enter-related charges in connection to a Wasaga Beach assault investigation. 

Huronia West OPP collaborated with Toronto Police Service to arrest a 20-year-old Toronto resident on Feb. 8 as a suspect in their investigation into a Feb. 2 assault that occurred in Wasaga Beach. 

According to a news release issued today by Huronia West OPP, police were called to River Road East in Wasaga Beach at about 10 p.m., Feb. 2, where they discovered a male suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a Toronto trauma centre and is recovering. 

Police have now charged Kailend Coote, 20, of Toronto with attempted murder, two counts of forcible confinement, break and enter, and a dangerous weapons charge. 

The accused is being held in police custody pending a bail hearing. None of the charges have been proven in court.