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Downtown Hamilton stabbing sends three people to hospital, suspect among the injured

Hamilton police are investigating a multiple stabbing in a downtown apartment building. Lisa Polewski/900 CHML

Hamilton police are investigating a downtown stabbing that has sent three people to hospital in critical condition.

Police and paramedics were called to a highrise apartment building at the corner of Caroline and George streets shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Hamilton paramedic superintendent David Thompson said they transported three people – a man in his 50s, a woman in her 40s, and a man in his 30s – to a local trauma centre in critical, life-threatening condition.

According to media relations Constable Indy Bharaj, the incident happened inside one of the units, although he didn’t disclose which floor it was on.

“We can tell you that three individuals have been taken to hospital in critical condition,” said Bharaj. “This was a contained incident and all parties have been accounted for at this time.”

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Bharaj confirmed that one of the people taken to hospital is in custody but could not disclose what possible charges that person is facing.

It’s unclear what kind of weapon was involved in the stabbing or whether it has been recovered.

Det. Sgt. Peter Thom of the Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation and a large police presence is expected in the area while the investigation is ongoing.

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