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Suspect in ‘targeted’ assault at downtown Hamilton shelter arrested: Police

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Suspect in ‘targeted’ assault at downtown Hamilton shelter arrested: Police

A man with ties to the Hamilton area has been charged in connection to a ‘targeted’ assault on a man at a downtown shelter for men late Thursday (Dec. 17).

In a press release sent Friday (Dec. 18), Hamilton Police say they were called shortly after 11:00 p.m. to the Salvation Army located at 94 York Boulevard to reports of a man with a weapon.

Once on scene, police located a 49-year-old man with facial injuries believed to have been caused by a sharp-edged weapon. He was transported to the hospital in stable condition with serious injuries.

Police say they secured the immediate area and searched for the suspect. A short time later a 34-year-old man was located within the building. He was arrested without incident and taken into police custody.

A large knife was located at the scene and it was seized as evidence, the release said. Police believe it was used in the assault.

Through investigation, police learned the men are clients of the shelter and believe the incident was targeted.

The suspect will have his matter addressed at the John Sopinka Courthouse later Friday where he will be facing several criminal charges:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Fail to comply probation X4

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Constable Alex Buck by calling 905-546-3817.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online.

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