Male assaulted on Mount Royal: suspect arrested

Montreal police arrested a suspect in connection with an assault on a 56-year-old man who was walking on Mount Royal trails on Monday night.

The victim was walking with her 31-year-old son around 9:45 pm when an individual appeared in front of him and blinded him with a flashlight, according to the Montreal Police Service (SPVM) , Benoit Boisselle.

She was then attacked with a “sharp object” and was seriously injured in the upper body.

The victim’s condition deteriorated as soon as he arrived at the hospital and the doctors now fear for his life. The man underwent surgery and is now in the intensive care unit.

According to Benoit Boisselle, the suspect in this case was arrested Tuesday morning during a beating organized in the area where the assault occurred. He must now be questioned by investigators.

“There was sufficient evidence about him to arrest him,” he said without giving further details. According to our information, the suspect had in his possession a weapon and a flashlight.

“He was collaborative with the police. Possibly it is someone who suffers from mental health disorders. That will have to be checked, “Boisselle said.

“If he is the right suspect, he could face charges of attempted murder,” he added.

The police have now dismantled the security perimeter they established on Monday night.

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