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Man, 31, in police custody after Saturday night stabbing in Mercier

A 31-year-old man is in police custody after a stabbing in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. File/Global News

A 31-year-old man is in police custody in connection with a stabbing in Montreal’s Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough Saturday night.

Montreal police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant said the stabbing happened at around 9:30 p.m. in a back alley on Baldwin Street, not far from Notre-Dame Street.

“It was a conflict between two men,” Brabant said.

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The victim, a 39-year-old man, was stabbed in the lower body.

He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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A canine unit was dispatched to the scene to help officers locate the weapon used in the attack.

“The weapon was found,” Brabant said, “but not because of the dog.”

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The suspect was arrested in his own home several hours later.

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He is expected to appear in court Monday where he could face charges of armed assault.

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