Toronto man charged after weekend stabbing in downtown Kitchener

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Waterloo Regional Police arrested a man from Toronto in connection with a stabbing that occurred in downtown Kitchener on Sunday afternoon.

Shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, police announced on Twitter that a stabbing had occurred near King Street East and Madison Avenue North.

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Officers warned people in the area that there would be a heavy police presence as they tracked down the suspect.

A short time later, a second tweet was issued saying police had nabbed the suspect.

On Monday, police issued a release that said officers had been dispatched to a business in the area at around 12:30 p.m. after someone was injured.

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The officers found a man suffering from stab wounds, who was then taken to an out-of-region hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

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Police say the victim and the man know each other and that there is no concern for public safety.

A 37-year-old man from Toronto is facing several charges, including assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, and possessing of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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