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Police searching for suspect of attempted murder at park in Hamilton

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Police searching for suspect of attempted murder at park in Hamilton

Officers are continuing to investigate what has been deemed an attempted murder in downtown Hamilton early Friday, July 3.

Shortly before 4:00 a.m., police say a 22 year old woman was walking through Corktown Park when she was attacked by a male and received multiple stab wounds to her upper body.

The victim’s 28 year old boyfriend came across the attack as it was occurring and the male allegedly fled the scene westbound through the park.

Police say the victim’s boyfriend attended a nearby building and asked for a tenant to call 911.

“Hamilton Police officers arrived on scene first and performed first aid that was crucial to the victim’s chances of survival,” said police. “When Hamilton Paramedic Service attended, they took over the treatment and transported the victim to hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.”

At this time, the victim is said to be still unconscious but in stable condition.

The suspect of this attack is described as a white male in his early 30s with a medium build, short dark hair buzzed or combed back, and clean shaven with some stubble. Police say he was shirtless at the time of the incident.

“The motive for the attack is unknown, and the weapon used has not been recovered,” police said.

Officers are continuing to canvass the area for surveillance footage and are asking anyone who was in the area of Corktown Park to James Street South around the time of the incident to contact them at 905-546-3874.

Photos: Hamilton Police handout

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