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Winnipeg police arrest 2 in Wednesday night assault, stabbing

A Winnipeg police vehicle. File / Global News

Two Winnipeg men are in custody after what police are calling a ‘serious assault’ Wednesday night near Spence Street and Ellice Avenue.

Police said they were called about a group of men kicking a man in the head before taking off on foot, and when they arrived, they found a man suffering from upper-body injuries – he had been stabbed.

The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition, where he was later upgraded to stable.

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Police tracked down and arrested two suspects. The first, 24, was charged with aggravated assault, while the second suspect, 30, faces charges of aggravated assault, possessing a prohibited or restricted weapon, and failing to comply with a release order.

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the major crimes unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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