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Police investigate overnight stabbing at residence in St. Catharines

Niagara Regional Police are seeking a suspect with a firearm that fled the scene of an overnight stabbing on Sept. 16, 2022. Don Mitchell / Global News Hamilton

Police are seeking an armed suspect connected with an overnight stabbing at a residence in St. Catharines.

Investigators say a man in his 20s was confronted by a pair of men, one with a long gun, on Friday at around 1 a.m., in a driveway on Forster Street near Scott Street.

One of the suspects, armed with a knife, forced his way into a nearby home and started an altercation with a resident, who was stabbed, police say.

That suspect was disarmed by residents in the home and held until police arrived.

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The man with the gun fled, and police say he was last seen running toward Scott Street.

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He’s described as a man between 20 and 25 years old, about five feet six inches, with an athletic build. He was wearing a ski mask, dark jacket and jeans, running shoes and latex gloves.

Detectives believe the incident was targeted.

The victim suffered serious injuries and was sent to an out-of-town hospital.

A 22-year-old man, with no fixed address, is facing five charges including break and enter and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Anyone with information can reach out to Niagara Police or Crime Stoppers.

 

 

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