SAINT-HUBERT – The search continues for a suspect linked to an overnight stabbing after a 17-year-old boy was attacked in Saint-Hubert in the South Shore.
Residents on Orchard street woke up to a trail of blood on the sidewalk in front of their homes.
Some residents were shocked.
“Of course we’re a bit worried,” said one resident.
Others saw it as a clear sign that their quiet neighbourhood is changing.
“That’s a little close to home,” said Claude Therrien, who lives on the street.
“None of us heard anything, it’s kind of distressing.”
The teen was riding his bike on Maricourt street late Sunday night when he was reportedly confronted by a man.
“He was stabbed several times in the upper body, around the stomach,” said Martin Simard with the Longueuil police.
The young man suffered many serious injuries, but doctors do not fear for his life.
According to police, the motive appears to be robbery as the victim’s mountain bike was stolen after the attack.
Police, accompanied by canine units, searched the neighbourhood for the culprit but did not find him.
According to police, after the young man was repeatedly stabbed he walked all the way back home.
The distance from the scene of the crime, at the corner of Maricourt and Redmond, to his home is close to one and a half kilometres.
“We have a security system,” said Pierre Aube, who lives right in front of the crime scene.
He spent the day cleaning up his property and taking a second look at his home security.
“We set it up every night, because with all the stories we have, home invasions, we’re not scared, we’re careful,” said Aube.
Police plan to step up patrols in the area to calm nervous residents, but until the suspect is apprehended, many residents say they plan to be a little more vigilant.
“What I’m gonna do exactly is talk to my neighbours,” said Therrien.
They are going to keep their eyes open for any unusual activity.