6 injured after 2 stabbings in ByWard Market
Police say 3 people are in custody after two stabbing incidents in the ByWard Market
A total of six men were injured and three suspects are in custody after a pair of overnight stabbings in the ByWard Market, according to Ottawa police.
One man was stabbed in the first incident, which occurred at around 10 p.m. Saturday, near the intersection of Waller and Rideau streets, said police.
The suspect, described as a white male in his mid-20s, fled the scene. Police are still looking for him.
A few hours later paramedics were called to William Street, between York and George streets where five people were hurt, four of them stabbed.
They were all treated and officers said no one's injuries are life-threatening.
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"There doesn't appear to be any information to suggest that the attacks were connected and we have no information to suggest that the suspects knew the victims in either case at this time," said Duty Inspector Sandra McLaren.
"People in the ByWard Market do not have anything to be concerned about. The suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing."
No one has been charged or publicly identified.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact them.
Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.