Hamilton

Man facing assault, robbery charges after stabbing that left 2 injured

A 40-year-old man is charged with assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, possession of a prohibited weapon, and two counts each of possession of a weapon contrary to a court order and robbery, say police.

Police say the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries

A 40-year-old Hamilton man is facing charges following a downtown double stabbing Monday night. (Andrew Collins/CBC)

Police say a Hamilton man is facing assault and robbery charges following an attack that left two people injured Monday night.

Officers were called to the corner of King Street East and Emerald Street North around 9:30 p.m. after reports of a stabbing.

Investigators say they quickly found a man matching the suspect description, arrested him and found he was carrying a knife believed to have been used in the attack.

Two injured men were found about 400 metres away from the scene and transported to hospital, say police. They're expected to survive.

Police say the investigation has revealed the victims were near Cannon Street East and Smith Avenue when they were approached by the suspect.

Detectives say there was a verbal interaction before the victims were allegedly assaulted by the suspect who had a knife and was demanding cash.

A 40-year-old man is charged with assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, possession of a prohibited weapon, robbery, and two counts each of possession of a weapon contrary to a court order, say police.

now