January 27, 2016 6:29 am
Updated: January 27, 2016 3:55 pm

Woman in hospital after unprovoked stabbing in NDG

WATCH ABOVE: A 27-year-old woman is in hospital after a stabbing in NDG. Global's Kelly Greig reports.


MONTREAL – A 27-year-old woman is in hospital after being stabbing in an unprovoked attack in NDG.

It happened around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.

“We are in the presence of a random crime,” confirmed André Leclerc with Montreal police.

“The victim was in the wrong place at the wrong time. No words were spoken and robbery is not a motive.”

The woman was stabbed with a sharp object while walking on Monkland Avenue, near Girouard Avenue.

She remains in hospital in critical, but stable condition with wounds to the upper body.

Police on the scene of a stabbing in NDG, Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

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According to police, the victim did not know her 25-year-old assailant.

“The suspect appeared to be under the influence of a substance,” said Leclerc.

He fled before police arrived, but a K9 unit tracked him down shortly after.

The suspect, who is known to police, is expected to appear in court on charges of attempted murder.

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