78-year-old woman hospitalized after stabbing on Montreal Metro

Sep 5 2019, 6:05 am

A 78-year-old woman was transported to hospital with an injury to her upper body after getting stabbed on the metro’s Green Line on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the SPVM, police received a call at 4:30 pm after an elderly woman was stabbed with a “sharp object” at Assomption metro station in Montreal.

The suspect, a 45-year-old man, is now in police custody after fleeing the scene, said SPVM spokesperson Emmanuel Couture.

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Witnesses t0ld Montreal police there did not seem to be a conflict between the two before the stabbing took place.

The 78-year-old woman is in stable condition.

Service on the STM’s Green Line was halted while the police investigated and resumed by 6:15 pm.

The SPVM says the suspect’s motive is still unknown.

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