Woman stabbed overnight in the Plateau, arrest made
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.