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Ottawa police looking for 2 suspects following stabbings outside Ikea

An Ottawa police vehicle parked in downtown Ottawa on May 13, 2019.
An Ottawa police vehicle parked in downtown Ottawa on May 13, 2019. Beatrice Britneff / Global News

There was heavy police presence outside the Ikea in Ottawa Friday afternoon to respond to a violent altercation that left two men injured.

Although police originally stated the altercation had taken place between the two injured men, Ottawa police now say they believe two men who have yet to be arrested are responsible for the stabbings.

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Ottawa police say two men were sent to hospital with serious injuries, and Ottawa paramedics say both men were sent to an Ottawa trauma centre with stab wounds.

According to Ottawa paramedics, the men were left with serious injuries, but they are in stable condition.

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Emergency response teams were called to the big box store just before noon on Friday.

Ottawa police say they are looking for two men who are considered suspects in the investigation and are still at large, but would not comment further, saying the investigation is ongoing.

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