13-year-old boy and 2 adults charged in 'brazen' attack

Three people are now facing charges after what police are calling a brazen attack and stabbing that happened on the Mountain back in December.

Victim was stabbed after following 3 people who were breaking into cars, police say

Police say three people are facing charges of aggravated assault after a beating and stabbing that happened on the Mountain at the end of 2017. (Chris Seto/CBC)

Three people are now facing charges after what police are calling a brazen attack and stabbing that happened on the Mountain back in December.

Police say that around 12:15 a.m. on Dec. 20, a man saw three people breaking into cars in the area of Toby Crescent, near Mohawk Road and Upper Kenilworth Avenue.

The man confronted the suspects, and a struggle broke out, police say.

"As a result of this struggle the citizen suffered a stab wound and a laceration to his head," a police news release reads. "Neighbours came to his aid and he was rushed to the hospital where he received medical attention. 

"The citizen has since recovered from his injuries."

Police say that yesterday, three people were charged in connection with the incident:

  • A 22-year-old Hamilton man, charged with two counts of aggravated assault and breach of probation.
  • A 24-year-old Hamilton woman, charged with two counts of aggravated assault and breach of probation.
  • A 13-year-old male, charged with two counts of aggravated assault.