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3 separate stabbing incidents in core area Thursday unrelated: Winnipeg police

Winnipeg police are investigating a trio of stabbings near the city centre Thursday.
Winnipeg police are investigating a trio of stabbings near the city centre Thursday. File / Global News

Winnipeg police said there were three separate stabbings in the city Thursday night.

Even though the incidents were all within a few blocks of each other, officials said they were not related.

A woman was sent to hospital in critical condition after being stabbed in the lower body on Furby Street.

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A  second woman in that same incident was treated and released from hospital, no suspect has been found.

Not far away, a man was stabbed following a fight at a house party in the 500 block of Furby Street.

Emergency crews were called at about 8 p.m. They found a 25-year-old with a stab wound to the upper body. He was taken to hospital in critical condition but was later upgraded to stable condition.

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Air1 and the Tactical Support Team tracked down the suspect.  21-year old Robert Elliot Sutherland was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and failure to comply with probation.

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20 minutes later, police received a report of a stabbing at a business in the 500 block of Balmoral Street.

A 26-year-old woman was sent to hospital with wounds to her upper body. She was in stable condition following treatment.

Police said it’s just a coincidence that all three happened so close to each other.

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