Peterborough youth, 16, charged following reported stabbing at group home

A 16-year-old Peterborough youth has been arrested and charged following a reported Wednesday night stabbing.

The Peterborough Police Service and paramedics were called to a group home for reports of a male with stab wounds.

Police say the accused and a teenage male victim were outside the home when they reportedly became involved in a physical altercation. The accused allegedly stabbed the victim in the leg with a knife.

Police say the victim was taken to hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

The 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and failure to comply with a sentence.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough later Thursday.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the name of the accused cannot be released.

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