A man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Brampton, Ont., police say.
In a press release issued Wednesday, Peel Regional Police said on Jan. 15, at around 1 p.m., the victim and suspect were in a common area of a residential building in the area of Laurelcrest Street and Queen Street East.
Police say the two did not know each other.
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Officers allege the suspect stabbed the victim before leaving the building.
Peel paramedics told Global News that they treated a man in his 50s with stab wounds to the neck.
According to police, the victim was transported to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.
“His condition has since stabilized and his injuries are now considered non-life-threatening,” the release reads.
Officers say the suspect was located at a nearby residence and was arrested.
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Police say 27-year-old Thain Bennett of Hamilton was charged with attempted murder, and had his statutory release revoked.
Officers say Bennett was held pending a bail hearing and appeared in court on Sunday.
— with a file from Global News’ Kabi Moulitharan
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