Gas station clerk stabbed several times during violent attack at Ultramar in Montreal

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Montreal police are investigating after a gas station clerk was stabbed early Wednesday and the suspect fled the scene. Global's Brayden Jagger Haines reports – Apr 24, 2024

Montreal police say a gas station clerk is in hospital and a suspect remains at large after a violent attack in the city’s St-Laurent borough.

According to police, a man with a knife entered the Ultramar on the corner of Marcel-Laurin and de la Côte Vertu boulevards just before 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Witness accounts gathered by police say the suspect jumped the counter and proceeded to stab the 61-year-old gas station employee multiple times before fleeing the scene.

The victim was sent to hospital and is in stable condition.

The attack appears to have been unprovoked, according to police spokesperson Julien Lévesque. No money or items were reported stolen during the incident.

It remains unclear how the suspect fled.

Lévesque said investigators will be looking over security footage to help identify the suspect.

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The gas station was expected to be closed for the morning as investigators combed the scene.

Parkland Corporation, which owns Ultramar, said in a statement Wednesday afternoon it was informed of the incident and is working with investigators.

“An employee of our retailer suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital. Our teams on the ground are helping our retailer and cooperating with police in their investigation,” the company said.

with files from Global’s Kalina Laframboise

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