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Charges laid in downtown Winnipeg stabbing

A police officer investigates a bus near the corner of Main and Pacific Tuesday evening.
A police officer investigates a bus near the corner of Main and Pacific Tuesday evening. Will Reimer/Global News

A man and woman have been charged in connection with an afternoon stabbing in downtown Winnipeg earlier this week that police now say was a case of mistaken identity.

Police were first called to the report of a man being assaulted near Martha Street and Pacific Avenue just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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Police say the 24-year-old victim was approached by two suspects and stabbed before he was able to get away and run to a nearby transit bus, where police say he was stabbed again.

The man was rushed to hospital with what police called significant injuries; he remains in hospital in stable condition.

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Investigators believe the man was the victim of mistaken identity.

On Friday police announced charges have been laid against two suspects but did not provide any details about who investigators believe their intended target was.

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A 31-year-old man from Winnipeg is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, and carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited device or ammunition.

A 31-year woman from Winnipeg has also been charged with aggravated assault.

Both suspects have been detained in custody.

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