Stabbed man not offering much information: police
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.