Suspects arrested in stabbing incident outside an apartment in Manitoba, RCMP say

Two men have been arrested after police responded to a report of a stabbing in a Manitoba community this week.

Officers with the Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to an apartment building on 1st Street Northwest on Feb. 22, at approximately 12:35 p.m. A 31-year-old man, from Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan, was found suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to a local hospital.

Police said the victim and another 34-year-old woman were waiting from friends outside the building. The woman went to talk to a driver of a vehicle that pulled up, at which time another man came out of the building and confronted the victim, stabbing him.

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The suspect entered the vehicle and fled the scene, police said.

A 26-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were arrested and face aggravated assault charges. They appeared in court on Friday.

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