Man in hospital after downtown Montreal stabbing

A file photo of an Urgences Santé ambulance in Montreal.
A file photo of an Urgences Santé ambulance in Montreal. Mario Beauregard/The Canadian Press

A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical condition after he was stabbed early Sunday morning.

Montreal police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils said a 911 call reporting an armed assault at the intersection of Ste-Catherine and Crescent streets, was made just after 4 a.m.

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When officers arrived at the scene, they located the victim who had been stabbed with a sharp object to the upper body.

Chèvrefils said he was conscious during his transport to hospital, but refused to cooperate with the investigation.

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His condition was listed as critical, but was updated to stable later in the morning.

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Witnesses told police that before being stabbed, the victim had hit two men with an object.

The pair fled the scene before the arrival of police.

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Ste-Catherine Street was closed between Crescent and de la Montagne streets as investigators scoured the area.

The victim is not known to police.