Police are investigating after a 78-year-old woman was attacked inside a metro car Wednesday afternoon.
Police spokesperson Emmanuel Couture said the man approached the woman as the car was at l'Assomption station, attacked her with a sharp object and fled the scene.
A 911 call was placed at about 4:30 p.m. concerning the incident, said Couture.
The woman was transported to hospital with upper body injuries and is expected to survive.
A 45-year-old man was arrested shortly after near the scene.
Service on the green line was halted between Honore-Beaugrand and Pie-IX when someone pulled the emergency brake. It gradually resumed before 7 p.m.