A 46-year-old man lay in critical condition Wednesday morning in a Montreal hospital after being stabbed at a downtown homeless centre late Tuesday.
A 26-year-old suspect has been arrested and will be questioned by investigators later Wednesday, according to SPVM spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils.
Police say that the assault occurred during a conflict that erupted between the two men around 10:30 p.m. inside the Old Brewery Mission.
The reason for the dispute is not yet known, according to Chèvrefils.
A security perimeter was erected so that the crime scene could be analyzed.
Police say a number of witness accounts and security footage will be used in the ongoing investigation.