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Monday August 21st, 2017

Posted at 10:22am

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Charges have now been laid after a stabbing at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Police say it happened around 6:30pm on Saturday August 19, 2017 at the Hospitals Ouellette Campus.

They say that a 17-year-old male patient from the hospital had been walking with a relative in the main lobby of the hospital, approaching the elevators.

At this time a 26-year-old female patient at the hospital had just exited the main elevators and was walking in the main lobby.

The 17-year-old male then approached the female, produced a knife, and proceeded to stab her in the back of the neck.

The relative of the offender quickly restrained and disarmed the 17-year-old male.

Hospital security officers quickly secured the offender and police were called.

The victim received immediate medical attention. She is recovering in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers arrested the 17-year-old male without incident.

He is charged with one count of aggravated assault.

The 17-year-old cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police say that it is not believed that the victim and the accused knew one another.

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