Victim’s son charged in connection with Christmas Day stabbing in Anjou

A Montreal police badge is shown during a news conference in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. File/Global News

A 27-year-old man remains in police custody Thursday in connection with a stabbing in Anjou on Christmas Day.

Montreal police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils said police received a 911 call Wednesday at 9:20 p.m. reporting a woman with injuries inside an apartment near the intersection of de Châteauneuf and Joseph-Renaud boulevards.

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Officers dispatched to the scene, found a 64-year-old woman with stab wounds to the upper body.

She was rushed to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Chèvrefils said it appears a conflict inside the home escalated, leading to the stabbing.

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A suspect was arrested nearby. Police have confirmed he is the victim’s son.

Frédérik Desjardins appeared in court Thursday afternoon and was charged with five offences including assault, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief.

Desjardins will remain behind bars until his bail hearing scheduled for Friday.

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