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Man beaten, tied up in Montreal home invasion

The Montreal police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

Police are investigating after a home invasion on Nuns’ Island in Verdun sent a 32-year-old man to hospital.

Montreal police spokesperson Raphaël Bergeron said it happened at around 10 a.m. on Thursday in a condo tower located on de la Rotonde Street.

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Bergeron said two men knocked at the victim’s door and when he answered they punched him and tied him up.

A woman who was also in the home at the time was uninjured but kept confined in another part of the apartment.

The 32-year-old man was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Following the assault, the two assailants fled the scene.

Bergeron said of the motive of the attack, “Was it a robbery, a settling of scores, a message being sent?”

Bergeron said investigators are hoping to speak with the victim when his health status allows to gain more insight into the incident.

No arrests have been made.

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