Nova Scotia

5 stabbings in 24 hours

A 22-year-old man was rushed to hospital early Tuesday in the fifth stabbing in the Halifax region in 24 hours.
A man was stabbed on Cole Drive early Tuesday. ((Paul Palmeter/CBC))

A 22-year-old man was rushed to hospital early Tuesday in the fifth stabbing in the Halifax region in 24 hours.

The man was stabbed outside his home on Cole Drive in Cole Harbour at about 2 a.m.

RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae said the man was attacked from behind. He tried to fight off his attacker and ended up with serious injuries to his upper body.

No one was arrested as of Tuesday morning.

The early-morning attack is the latest in a string of stabbing incidents since Monday morning.

The first one happened at Halifax West High School at about 10:30 a.m.

Two Grade 12 students were fighting in a classroom when one stabbed the other with a pair of scissors, a school board official said.

Police arrested a 17-year-old boy and charged him with attempted murder.

Later, police arrested a 40-year-old man after another man was stabbed in the hand during a fight on Barrington Street in downtown Halifax.

RCMP said the victim in another stabbing isn't co-operating with their investigation.

Officers were called to a convenience store on St. Margaret's Bay Road in Timberlea. RCMP said a 17-year-old was stabbed and that he knew his attacker.

Late Monday afternoon, a 14-year-old boy was stabbed in Cole Harbour. He told RCMP he was attacked on a pathway near Forest Hills Parkway.

RCMP said that boy's injuries were not life-threatening.

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