June 12, 2019 11:45 pm

Possible drug deal gone wrong in the West Island sends man to hospital: police

The victim, a 33-year-old man, was conscious when he was transported to hospital. He is talking to police.

Stephen C. Host/The Canadian Press.
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Montreal police are in the West Island investigating after a man was stabbed in what police believe to be a drug deal gone wrong.

It happened Wednesday evening near St-Martin Street and Gouin Boulevard in Sainte-Geneviève.

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Police say the victim was stabbed in the lower abdomen after an altercation with the suspect.

The victim, a 33-year-old man, was conscious when he was transported to hospital. He is talking to police.

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The 23-year-old suspect is known to police.

Montreal police spokesperson Veronique Dubuc says they have not yet made an arrest.

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