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Suspect Charged in Stabbing Near The Forks

August 13, 2021 12:17 PM | News

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Police responded at around 6:40 p.m. to the area of Forks Market Road and Fort Gibraltar Trail, where a man in his 20s had been stabbed.

Emergency first-aid was provided to the victim before he was transported to hospital in unstable condition. He was later upgraded to stable.

The suspect was located on nearby Israel Asper Way a short time later and arrested.

Mason Desjarlais, 23, of Winnipeg, has been charged with assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon. He remains in custody.

It’s believed both the suspect and victim knew each other.