OPP officer seriously injured, 1 in custody in incident in City of Kawartha Lakes

An OPP officer has been seriously injured following an incident in the City of Kawartha Lakes on Thursday morning.

In a tweet, OPP commissioner Thomas Carrique reported an officer was injured just east of Lindsay, Ont., and one suspect is in custody.

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“There are no concerns for public safety,” he tweeted at 10:07 a.m. “Our thoughts and best wishes are with our officer, further information will follow.”

There are unconfirmed reports of a pursuit and shooting just before 9 a.m.

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City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service in Lindsay have closed Pigeon Lake Road between Heights Road and Settlers Road for the investigation. The area is just a few kilometres east of Lindsay.

No other details have been made available.

Global News Peterborough has learned officers are also on the scene of a residence just north of the village of Bobcaygeon.

Global News has reached out to OPP Central Region and the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) for further details. A source at Ornge air ambulance says the area is too foggy to fly.

The SIU is expected to release a statement around 4 p.m. Thursday.

— More to come.

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