Incident leads to attempted murder charge

Posted on: August 24, 2017

In the early morning of 24 August 2017 Smiths Falls Police brought a male in crisis voluntarily to the Smiths Falls site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.  It is alleged that the after initial intake at the hospital the male grabbed a pair of blunt-ended scissors and proceeded to stab a member of the SF Site personnel.  Smiths Falls officers were still on scene at the hospital at the time of the incident, intervened and arrested the male.  The employee suffered superficial wounds to her head and forearms. 

Charged with attempted murder, weapons dangerous and resisting arrest is 24 year old Ian Brennan of Ottawa, a former Smiths Falls resident.  The man has appeared in bail court this afternoon and ordered for a five day psychiatric assessment.

As submitted on Aug 24, 2017- Smiths Falls Police Department