Montreal police investigating after stabbing sends 1 to hospital

Montreal police are investigating an early morning stabbing in Pierrefonds. Global News

Police were called to Gouin Boulevard near Saint-Jean Boulevard in Pierrefonds at around 2 a.m. on Monday after an 18-year-old man was injured by a sharp object.

The man and his friend had left a bar on Gouin Boulevard and were heading towards Raymond Street when a car stopped beside the pair, according to police.

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Montreal police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils says five suspects got out of the car and tried to steal the man’s wallet.

In the alleged attempted robbery, the 18-year-old man was stabbed in the lower body, police say.

Shortly after, all five suspects reportedly fled the scene.

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When police arrived, the victim was conscious and transported to hospital. There is no fear for his life.

Police say the victim and his friend have co-operated very little with officers.

Police have called in the canine unit to assist in an ongoing investigation.

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