Woman stabbed overnight in the Plateau, arrest made

Montreal police (CTV MONTREAL)

 A 49-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being stabbed in a housing unit in Montreal. 

The assault allegedly occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning in a building on Gilford St., near Marquette St., in the Le Plateau-Mont-Royal borough. The victim was in critical condition when transported to the hospital and there were concerns for his life.

Her 23-year-old son was arrested at the scene. 

"He is considered to be the prime suspect in this case", said Montreal police (SPVM) spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant.

"He was taken to a hospital for a psychological evaluation," added Brabant.

The crime scene was cordoned off to allow investigators and forensic technicians to do their jobs.

The SPVM investigation was continuing.

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