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Person of interest sought in apparent random Winnipeg stabbing

Winnipeg police released photos of a man they're calling a person of interest after a man was stabbed earlier this month. WPS/Handout

Winnipeg police need help identifying a man they’re calling person of interest after another man was stabbed in an apparent random attack earlier this month.

Police say the 32-year-old victim was walking down a back lane in the 100 block of Smithfield Avenue around 1:40 a.m. June 13 when a man came up from behind and stabbed him several times.

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The victim was able to get to a nearby bar where he collapsed and police were called.

The man was rushed to hospital in stable condition, and police have not updated his condition.

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Detectives from the major crimes unit have been investigating and say they have not identified a motive and believe the suspect and victim are unknown to each other.

Police are now asking for the public’s help identifying a man they’re calling person of interest in the case, and investigators released photos captured on video surveillance in the area Thursday.

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The man is described as 20 to 22 years old and was wearing a distinct grey striped sweater .

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS.

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