Manitoba

Niverville man stabbed by intruder in garage after checking on noise

A 52-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed by an intruder inside his garage.
Police say a man heard noises in his garage and was attacked and stabbed when he went to check what was going on. (CBC Archive)

A 52-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed by an intruder inside his garage.

RCMP were called just after 12:30 a.m. Thursday to a home in Niverville, a town 30 kilometres south of Winnipeg, and found the man bleeding from a wound to his upper body.

He was rushed to a hospital in Winnipeg, where he's in stable condition.

The man heard noises in his garage and went to check on the disturbance, RCMP said.

He encountered a 20-year-old man that he knew and the pair got into a struggle, during which the 52-year-old was stabbed, police said. The intruder ran off but RCMP made an arrest shortly afterward.

A 20-year-old man from Niverville is charged with break and enter, assault and breach of court orders.

An increase in crime, including garage break-ins, was the subject of a town meeting earlier this year in Niverville.

It was prompted by an attack similar to the one on Thursday. In early January, a 43-year-old man was attacked in his garage after he heard some some noise went to check what was going on.

At the time, RCMP said there were three intruders in the garage, all of whom had their faces covered. One of them used a machete in the attack, which left the man with non-life-threatening injuries.​