Several people detained after stabbing sends 1 to hospital
Police say a male was rushed to hospital Monday evening after being stabbed
Police say a male is in hospital, and several people are in custody after a stabbing in the William Whyte neighbourhood Monday evening.
Officers were called to Magnus Avenue and McGregor Street just before 6 p.m. for a report of an assault with a weapon.
Rhyanna Runearth, 36, was walking down McGregor Street from Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre when she saw police, ambulance and fire trucks surrounding a figure on the ground, before putting him on a stretcher and into an ambulance.
"I was shaken. I was nervous, thinking it was somebody I knew, it could've been a family member, it could've been a friend, it could've been a neighbour … it still worries me because I live in the area," she said.
Police said the victim was rushed to the hospital, but couldn't say what condition he is in or his age.
Runearth said the person was still on the ground when she saw police officers rush to a duplex on Magnus Avenue, surrounding the house on the north side of the street at around 6:15 p.m.
"I seen them trying to negotiate with the people inside, I watched them bring out two people first, and then they put them on the boulevard in handcuffs, and then I seen an officer with a big rifle standing outside the house, and then they pulled out two other males from the house," she said.
Several people were taken into police custody. Neighbours told the CBC there have been people coming and going and many calls made to the building's landlord and Winnipeg Police about noise, unattended children and suspected criminal activity there over the past few months.
Runearth said she believes the violence is due to the growing meth problem in the area. She has three children and said they find syringes on the walk to and from school every day.
McGregor was closed to traffic between Manitoba and Burrows for several hours Monday evening while officers investigated the assault.