Hamilton police: Tenant critically injured after rental dispute

A 60-year-old woman is charged with attempted murder after a man was critically injured during a tenant dispute in Hamilton, according to police.

The altercation happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday at an apartment building on Whitney Avenue, near Main Street West.

While a 61-year-old man was renting a room from a 60-year-old female tenant in the building, police say she was upset over non-payment and a possible bed bugs infestation.

No indication yet on how the man was injured, but police confirm recovering a weapon.

The man was taken to hospital and the woman was taken into police custody. 

Police say alcohol may have been a factor.