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Machete attacks lead to charges for Winnipeg teen

A file photo of a Winnipeg Police cruiser. File/Global News

A Winnipeg teen is facing charges after police say two young men were sent to hospital in separate machete attacks Tuesday.

The attacks happened within a half-hour of each other between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., police said in a release Wednesday.

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Investigators say the first teenage victim was assaulted by a suspect wielding a machete near Mountain Avenue and Aikins Street, while the second teen was attacked with a machete in a hotel parking lot in the 100 block of Garry Street.

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Both victims were rushed to hospital in unstable condition and both were later upgraded to stable condition.

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Police say the same suspect is responsible for both attacks, and the accused is known to both victims.

A 15-year-old male from Winnipeg has been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, two counts of possession of a weapon, and three counts of failing to comply with a release order.

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