‘Ottawa’ Charges laid in Slater Street stabbing
A stabbing early Monday on Slater Street sent one man to hospital.
Ottawa police said they were called to a bar on Slater Street between Bank and O’Connor streets at 2:45 a.m. and found a man with stab wounds to his stomach.
Paramedics took the victim to hospital and police said later that he was at home resting with “minor injuries.”
Police said no suspects had been arrested in what was the third stabbing the city in less than 30 hours.
Six people were injured in two separate stabbings in the ByWard Market over the weekend.
Police were alerted to the second set of stabbings after a fight broke out at McDonald’s on George Street.
Investigators discovered a protracted dispute that spanned the ByWard Market, beginning with an argument between two groups of people near Tequila Jacks on Clarence Street.
A man was hit in the face before the groups went their separate ways.
They ultimately met again near William and York streets where police believe a knife fight erupted. One man was stabbed and collapsed with a knife wound to the stomach. Another collapsed near the BeaverTails stand on the corner of William and George streets. The most seriously injured man also collapsed a short distance away. All of the victims knew each other but did not know their attackers until things became heated between the two groups.
Police have charged both Mohamed Hamed Mohamed, 26, and Ali Abbari, 21, with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and failure to comply. Both are from Ottawa.
A third suspect, a female, was released without charges.