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Villeray stabbing sends 81-year-old man to hospital

Montreal police say they are investigating after a man was stabbed in Villeray.
Montreal police say they are investigating after a man was stabbed in Villeray. Stephen C. Host/The Canadian Press.

An 81-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was attacked on Monday morning in Montreal’s Villeray neighbourhood.

Montreal police say the victim was stabbed in his upper body around 8:50 a.m. on de Bordeaux Street near Jean-Talon Street.

The man was conscious when he was taken to hospital. Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant says his life is not in danger.

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Police say they arrested a man in his 70s not far from the scene. He is being questioned by investigators.

Investigators are in the area and they are going door to door to speak to potential witnesses.

De Bordeaux Street was closed between Jean-Talon and Everett streets. As of Monday afternoon, the sector is reopen to traffic.

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An investigation is underway.