Attempted robbery leads to brawl in Plateau

An attempted robbery near Mont-Royal Metro station descended into a brawl just after the stroke of midnight, leaving two men injured and another two in custody, police say.

The two victims were attacked with a blunt object on Resther st. just north of Mont-Royal Ave., according to witnesses speaking to police.

The older of the pair, a 36-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and had to be taken to hospital. He is expected to recover.

The second victim, a 31-year-old man, was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

A pair of suspects were promptly arrested. The men, ages 21 and 29 years old, were taken to a local detention center.