Third assault army in the area of the place Émilie-Gamelin in a few days

Troisième agression armée dans le secteur de la place Émilie-Gamelin en quelques jours

MONTREAL | A man was attacked with a knife late Saturday evening near the place Émilie-Gamelin, in the east of the city centre of Montreal, the third event of its kind in a little over a week.

Shortly before 23 p.m., an altercation between the victim and the abuser soon turned into armed aggression with a blunt object.

The police have located the victim near the intersection of Sainte-Catherine and Saint-Hubert. He is a man of 27 years who sustained injuries to the upper body, said Véronique Comtois, of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).

Transported to a hospital, the victim is out of danger, confirmed the officer Comtois.

The suspect, a 43 year old male, was arrested and transferred to a detention centre where he was to be met by investigators from the SPVM.

Investigators and forensic identification officers have been called on site to analyze the scene protected and in an attempt to better understand the circumstances related to this attack.

Two such events occurred in this same area recently. Friday, 17 July, in the evening, a conflict between two men at place Émilie-Gamelin had degenerated. One of the two men stabbed the other. The injured man was found near the corner of DeMaisonneuve and St-Hubert. Then, the next morning, a fifty-year-old had also been stabbed near the intersection of rue Sainte-Catherine and Saint-Hubert.

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