Stabbed man not of­fer­ing much in­for­ma­tion: po­lice

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - NI­COLE O’REILLY nor­eilly@thes­pec.com 905-526-3199 | @Ni­coleatTheSpec With files from Rosie Grover

A 29-year-old man stabbed in the chest dur­ing an early-morn­ing as­sault is ex­pected to sur­vive but he’s not pro­vid­ing many de­tails to po­lice.

Hamil­ton po­lice and paramedics were called to the area of King Street East and Went­worth Street South around 2:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day and found the vic­tim with stab wounds. He was trans­ported to hos­pi­tal and is in sta­ble con­di­tion.

“The vic­tim in the case is un­will­ing to pro­vide much in­for­ma­tion at this time,” said po­lice spokesper­son Const. Steve Wel­ton.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors do not be­lieve the as­sault was ran­dom, but do not know what pre­cip­i­tated the al­ter­ca­tion, he said.

There are in­di­ca­tions the vic­tim may have been un­der the in­flu­ence of some sort of drug at the time.

Po­lice ar­rested a 34-year-old Hamil­ton man nearby and charged him with an un­re­lated of­fence for fail­ing com­ply with bail con­di­tions.

Wel­ton said it is not clear if this man was in­volved in the stab­bing.

It’s the sec­ond stab­bing in the area in less than a week. On Feb. 16, an 18-year-old suf­fered non-life threat­en­ing in­juries af­ter a teen at­tacked him with a knife.

The vic­tim ap­proached a Hamil­ton po­lice of­fi­cer pa­trolling around Bar­ton Street East and Went­worth Street North and said he’d been stabbed.

A 16-year-old was ar­rested at the scene.

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