January 12, 2017 8:45 am
Updated: January 12, 2017 8:51 am

Montreal teen facing attempted murder charges in connection with Villeray stabbing

Montreal police investigate stabbing in Villeray Wednesday. A 16-year-old boy is facing attempted murder charges in connection with the assault. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.

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A 16-year-old boy is facing attempted murder charges in connection with an armed assault Wednesday.

According to police the teen was involved in an altercation on the corner of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Jarry Street in Montreal’s Villeray neighbourhood shortly after noon.

“It was a conflict that started between two individuals when the suspect assaulted the victim with a sharp object,” explained Daniel Lacoursière, a spokesperson with Montreal police.

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The victim, a 17-year-old boy, suffered injuries to his upper body.

Both teens fled the scene, but the victim collapsed a short distance away, at the corner of Guizot Street Ouest and Saint-Dominique Street.

He was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

The suspect was arrested Wednesday evening in his Parc-Extension home.

He is expected to appear in youth court Thursday morning.

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