‘Armed and dangerous’: St. Catharines man wanted for stabbing in Lincoln


Published June 28, 2021 at 12:41 am


Niagara police are searching for the suspect of a recent stabbing in Lincoln.

Around 5:07 a.m. on Sunday, June 27, officers attended the Big Valley Campground (located at 2211 King Street in Jordan) for a 911 call.

“Information received was that an altercation occurred between two parties which led to an assault and stabbing,” said police. “The male suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.”

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have identified the suspect as 41 year old St. Catharines man Omar Baxter, wanted on the following charges:

  • Assault by Choking
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Uttering Threats (2 Counts)
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Assault
  • Attempt Murder
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Mischief Under $5000
  • Fail To Comply with Probation

Baxter’s last known whereabouts were in the Hamilton area. He’s described as a black male, 5’7, 119 lbs, with dark hair.

“This was a targeted event,” said police. “Omar is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach and call 911 if observed.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111, ext. 1009020, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Photo: Niagara police handout

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