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Montreal police investigate after alleged assault sends man to hospital

Montreal police badge is shown at a news conference in Montreal, Thursday, August 4, 2022. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

Montreal police are investigating after a man was allegedly assaulted with a weapon in the city’s Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough early Saturday.

Authorities were called around 1:15 a.m. to the scene at the corner of de l’Esplanade Avenue and Chabanel Street.

Police say it appears a fight occurred between the victim and a group of suspects. The 29-year-old man was allegedly assaulted with a blunt weapon and suffered injuries to his upper body.

The man was taken to hospital, where he is expected to recover.

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The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, according to police. No arrests have been made.

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Investigators met with witnesses and a security perimeter was set up in the area.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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