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17-year-old charged after 2 women stabbed: Surrey RCMP

RCMP say a 17-year-old has been charged in a pair of recent stabbings in Surrey and Delta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke

RCMP in Surrey say a teenager has been charged in a pair of apparently random stabbings last month.

In a Thursday media release, police said the first attack happened on Jan. 16, when a woman was stabbed by an unknown person on 84 Avenue near 122 Street.

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One week later, on Jan. 23, Delta police were called to a woman who had also been stabbed by an unknown person on 120 Street near 80 Avenue.

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Police said both victims were hurt but are expected to survive.

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Investigators have identified the suspect as a 17-year-old boy who is now facing two counts of assault with a weapon and two counts of assault causing bodily harm, police said.

The suspect cannot be identified because he is a minor.

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