Teenager stabbed in robbery on Portage Avenue, Winnipeg police investigating

One person is in custody after Winnipeg police were called to a stabbing incident on Portage Avenue.

Officers were called to a shopping mall in the 1400 block of Portage Avenue on Jan. 2, at approximately 7:30 p.m., after receiving a report of a stabbing. There, officials said, an injured teen male was located. He received first aid from a security guard and transported to hospital in unstable condition, his condition later stabilizing.

Officers in the area said they observed an individual believed to be a suspect running nearby. The 18-year-old was taken into custody following a foot chase and faces a charge involving robbery.

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An investigation determined the 15-year-old victim was confronted and robbed by a group of people. He was chased by the group when he escaped and stabbed before getting to safety. Police said other suspects fled.

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An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers 204-786-TIPS or winnipegcrimestoppers.org.

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