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.
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.