Winnipeg police apprehend suspect after stabbing in downtown skywalks

Winnipeg police say they have arrested a man after a stabbing in a downtown skywalk on Sunday.

At 2:45 p.m. police were made aware of an injured man in the downtown skywalks.

Attending officers found a 44-year-old man who was suffering from an upper-body stabbing injury. He was given emergency medical care and then taken to the hospital in unstable condition, where he was later upgraded to stable.

Officers say a passerby told them about the man who had been stabbed and it was later discovered that this passerby was the suspect.

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Officers went up to the suspect but he ran away from them.

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After a short foot pursuit, police say officers arrested a man in the skywalk near Graham Avenue and Hargrave Street.

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Police say the suspect dropped a sharp-edged weapon to the ground before he was handcuffed and a second sharp weapon, believed to have been discarded by the suspect, was recovered in a nearby stairwell. Both weapons were seized as evidence.

Police learned that the two men knew each other and were together when the suspect produced a weapon and proceeded to stab the victim in the upper body unprovoked.

The suspect stole $20 from the man and ran away before alerting officers of the injured man, police say.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested and has been charged with robbery, two counts of possession of a weapon and failure to comply with a probation order. He was detained in custody.

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