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Man faces assault, robbery charges after attack in Central Hamilton: police

Don Mitchell / Global News

A Hamilton man is facing multiple charges following an armed robbery and stabbing on Monday night in Central Hamilton, according to police.

Investigators believe the suspect approached two men in the area of Cannon Street East and Smith Avenue sometime around 9 p.m. brandishing a knife and demanding cash.

After an argument, the suspect attacked the two victims.

Police say officers encountered the man while following up on a reported stabbing call around 9:30 p.m. near King Street East and Emerald Street North.

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A man matching the description of the assailant was arrested without incident, according to detectives.

Two men were later found by police not far from the scene of the arrest and were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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A 40-year-old man is facing seven charges connected to the incident, including assault with a weapon and robbery.

Anyone with information can reach out to Hamilton police at 905-546-3818 or provide a tip anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online.

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