Montreal teen facing attempted murder charges in connection with Villeray stabbing
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.
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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