Massive Manhunt in Listowel for Suspect who Assaulted Cop, Stole Police Cruiser

Massive Manhunt in Listowel for Suspect who Assaulted Cop, Stole Police Cruiser

There’s a large police presence in Listowel on Monday morning.

OPP officers are looking for a suspect in relation to a stolen motor vehicle and fail to stop investigation.

At 6 a.m., Wingham Police Service stopped the man in a stolen Ford F-450 pickup truck close to Bluevale in Huron County.

Police say they spoke to him which led to him assaulting the officer and then the suspect took the Wingham officer’s marked patrol car.

The man fled the scene and travelled west on Highway 86 into Perth County where he crashed the police vehicle into a tree on Barber Avenue North in Listowel.

The suspect was last seen running eastbound on Binning Street East.

OPP say he’s possibly in his 30’s, with a thin build and short dark hair, wearing a black and red shirt.

Property owners are being asked to secure their vehicles, residences and outbuildings.

They are also asked to call police immediately if they see the suspect on or near their property.

Schools in the area, Eastdale, LDSS and St Marys Catholic were in a “hold and secure” but since has been lifted.

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