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2 people charged after stabbing on Rideau Street, police say

Two people are facing charges, though one of them remains at large, after a road rage incident involving a stabbing on Monday, police say.

Two people are facing charges, though one of them remains at large, after a road rage incident involving a stabbing on Monday, police say.

The incident happened on Rideau Street near King Edward Avenue during the afternoon rush hour at about 5:15 p.m., police said in a media release.

A pick-up truck and a Toyota car were traveling along Rideau Street when, police say, the truck driver witnessed an exchange between a cyclist and the people inside the Toyota.

The truck and the car then stopped at a nearby parking lot at the intersection of King Edward Avenue.

A dispute broke out and the occupant of the truck was stabbed in the arm "with a sharp object, possibly a knife," police said. Then, as the people in the Toyota left the scene, the man who was stabbed used a tool to damage the Toyota on the passenger's side.

A tip from the public later led police to the Toyota, but police were still trying to identify the people inside it, as well as the cyclist, who is described as a woman in her 50s.

On Wednesday, police said they had identified the suspects in the Toyota. A 20-year-old woman has been charged with assault with a weapon, and a 26-year-old man is charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon. The man remains at large and police are seeking a warrant for his arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5166.

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