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1 arrested, 1 in critical condition following Little Burgundy stabbing: Montreal police

The 21-year-old suspect barricaded himself inside the apartment for three hours while officers negotiated with him.
The 21-year-old suspect barricaded himself inside the apartment for three hours while officers negotiated with him. Global News

A 46-year-old woman was taken to hospital in critical condition and a 21-year-old man was taken into police custody after a stabbing at a Little Burgundy apartment Thursday afternoon.

Montreal police were called to Lionel-Groulx Avenue near Atwater Avenue just before 3 p.m. for an armed assault and found the victim outside the apartment.

As of Thursday evening, police say her condition remained critical.

The 21-year-old suspect barricaded himself inside the apartment for three hours while officers negotiated with him. Police say they finally arrested the man at 6 p.m. and brought him to hospital for an evaluation.

Sources confirmed to Global News that the victim and suspect are mother and son.

Montreal police spokesperson Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant said the suspect did not resist his arrest and did not suffer any injuries.

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The suspect will be interrogated by police and the investigation is underway.

The police’s SWAT unit was on site and the intersection between Lionel-Groulx and Atwater avenues, just outside Lionel-Groulx metro station, was closed off during the police operation.

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