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Assault sends one to hospital with life-threatening injuries

A 20-year-old was taken to hospital on Sunday following a serious assault in Fort Frances.
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FORT FRANCES – A serious assault has sent one person to hospital with life-threatening injuries earlier this week.

According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, police received a report July 25 around 5:14 p.m. of an assault with a weapon that occurred at a local business located at the 400 block of Portage Avenue.

Police and EMS attended the scene and located a victim with serious life-threatening injuries.

The 20-year-old victim was air lifted to Toronto for immediate medical attention.

Police located the suspect on July 26 at 12:30 p.m. and placed them under arrest.

Lindsay Copenace, 38, of Fort Frances has been charged with aggravated assault.

The accused remains in custody awaiting her next court appearance on July 29.

Members of the public with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or can provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Online information can be provided at

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