Nova Scotia

2 Halifax stabbings keep police busy

There were two separate stabbing incidents in Halifax this weekend.

There were two separate stabbing incidents in Halifax this weekend.

A 19-year-old Halifax man was stabbed after several armed men broke into a Brunswick Street apartment at about 7 p.m Saturday.

The victim and a few of his friends were in the apartment when about four or five men entered through a ground-floor window. The men were armed and had their faces covered.

They took an undisclosed amount of money and one of the suspects stabbed the victim in the chest.

"It doesn't appear to be random," said Sgt. Bill Morris. "Early indication is that the suspect and the victim knew one another."

The victim's injuries were not life-threatening and no one else was hurt.

"A short time later, we had an 18-year-old male taken into custody," said Morris. "They still have him in custody, the investigation is on-going and determining what, if any, charges will be laid."

South Park Street party

Also on Saturday, a 23-year-old man was stabbed in the leg several times after a party at a South Park Street apartment.

Officers were called to the apartment at about 3 a.m. after a fight broke out between two men.

Police said one of the men pulled out a knife and stabbed the other several times. The suspect fled before police arrived.

Police said the victim was treated in hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police are still searching for the suspect.

With files from The Canadian Press

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