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Winnipeg police lay attempted murder charges in connection with early May stabbing

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Winnipeg . Elisha Dacey/Global News

A Winnipeg man is behind bars on charges of attempted murder after a May 8 stabbing near Dufferin Avenue and McKenzie Street.

Police said they found the victim, a 48-year-old woman, suffering from a stab wound to the torso. She was rushed to hospital in unstable condition and underwent emergency treatment.

The victim told police that a man she hadn’t met before approached her in the area. After a short conversation, she walked with him to a secluded spot, where she was assaulted, threatened and stabbed.

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The police Major Crimes Unit suspect identified a suspect and made an arrest Wednesday.

Scott Andrew Gerzanic, 43, is charged with attempting to commit murder, as well as obtaining sexual services for consideration.

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