Police seek public’s help to identify suspect in two recent stabbings


An artist’s sketch from descriptions of the suspect and several similar elements in the two incidents has led police to link the two attacks.

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Montreal police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in two recent stabbings in LaSalle, one on May 31, and the other on June 4.

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On May 31 at about 1:15 am, a 19-year-old man was waiting for a bus on Bishop-Power Blvd., near George St., when the suspect approached and asked a question before stabbing the young man in the upper body. The suspect fled west behind Place LaSalle shopping center.

A second victim was stabbed on June 4 around 9:30 pm The 26-year-old man was walking on Raymond St., near Paul-Séguin Park, when the suspect ran up from behind and stabbed him in the back of the neck. Video surveillance footage revealed the suspect had followed the victim for about 300 meters before the attack.

Both victims have serious injuries, but are expected to survive.

An artist’s sketch from descriptions of the suspect and several similar elements in the two incidents has led police to link the two attacks. Police believe several passersby, motorists and cyclists crossed the suspect’s path on the nights of the attacks.


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