Man facing attempted murder charges follow stabbing of woman, 3-year-old in Antigonish

A 41-year-old man is facing two counts of attempted murder. Global News/File Photo

A 41-year-old man is facing two counts of attempted murder after a woman and three-year-old were stabbed in Antigonish, N.S., Wednesday morning.

Nova Scotia RCMP say at 8:30 a.m., they responded to a 911 call from a woman on Brookland Street claiming a man tried to stab her and the child in the home.

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Police say at the time of the call, the woman was at a neighbour’s home with the child, and the man was still inside the residence.

Both victims were sent to hospital and are expected to recover, according to police.

Officers arrested the suspect a short time later outside the home.

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Police say they expect to continue to examine the scene for the next several hours, and barricades have been set up that will limit the public’s access.

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The suspect, who was not named, is expected to appear in Antigonish provincial court on Thursday to face the charges.

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