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Winnipeg police make several arrests after The Forks double stabbing

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The Forks is increasing security after a pair of violent incidents this week. – Jun 29, 2022

The Forks is stepping up its security after a second violent incident at the popular site in as many days.

Winnipeg police say officers were called to a report of a stabbing outside The Forks Market around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Three adult victims were found. Two men were rushed to hospital in critical condition with stab wounds and a woman who had not been stabbed was treated for minor injuries.

The two men have since been upgraded to stable condition.

 

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With help from the tactical support team six suspects — four youths and two adults — were taken into custody nearby.

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Police haven’t said if charges have been laid.

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The major crimes unit continues to investigate and anyone with information is asked to call police at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Clare MacKay of the Forks Foundation told 680 CJOB that stepped up security is coming in light of recent events.

“We recognize that this past week has seen an increase in activity on our site, so we’re going to respond,” MacKay said.

“We know we’re not immune to crime in this city, but we do have the ability and responsibility to react, and we can do so quickly to add additional resources to the already robust 24/7 presence we have here.”

MacKay said the Forks has reached out to both the Winnipeg Police Service and the Downtown Community Safety Partnership to provide more support.

Tuesday’s stabbings came just hours after police have previously said a father and his adult daughter were robbed and assaulted at The Forks Monday night.

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In a release Tuesday, police said the victims were in a parking lot at The Forks when a group of girls approached and demanded money around 8 p.m.

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They say the man was punched and kicked in the head after refusing to hand over cash. Police say the man’s daughter was also assaulted as she called 9-1-1.

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Two teen girls, aged 13 and 15, are facing robbery-related charges and a warrant has been issued for a 14-year-old girl for similar charges in that case.

There’s no indication from police that the two assaults are related.

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