‘Ottawa’ Couple Lived with Teenage Son at House Where Man Stabbed, Neighbour Says
A neighbour says a couple and their teenage son lived in an Orléans house where a man was stabbed and his wife injured on Friday night.
Police have charged a 19-year-old suspect with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, assault, uttering threats and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.
The young man was found a short distance from the house on Proulx Drive with a knife in his hand and arrested, say police.
A neighbour identified the residents of the house at 1604 Proulx Dr. as a couple with a son around the age 19. The neighbour was reluctant to give further details, saying the teenager was a “pretty good kid.” He said he’d heard news from the hospital that the father, who was stabbed, was not mortally wounded. “I am hoping for the best. His life is not at stake.”
The couple also has an older daughter who doesn’t live at home, the neighbour said.
There were red-brown streaks that looked like blood on the doorbell of the neighbour’s house. When asked if the youth who lived next door with his parents had fled to his house on Friday night, the neighbour said he didn’t want to comment. During the conversation Saturday, the man excused himself when police officers arrived to collect forensic evidence and take photographs of his house.
Police said they responded to a 911 call from a house on Proulx Drive at 9:46 p.m. Friday. They found a 53-year-old man with several stab wounds to the chest. His wife, 54, had “non-stab-related injuries” to the head, according to police. Both were taken to hospital, and paramedics reported the man was in serious but stable condition and the woman was stable.
On Saturday, there was still yellow caution tape around the house at 1604 Proulx Dr., and a police officer in a cruiser was stationed on the street in front.
The house has a real-estate sign on the lawn with a “sold” sticker. Another neighbour who also didn’t want to be identified said the house had been put up for sale a few weeks ago. The sold sticker was just added on Friday, the neighbour said. She didn’t know the family, but said they had a son.
Police refused to release the name of the 19-year-old who was arrested, but Staff Sgt. Will Hinterberger said the man must appear in court within 72 hours of the time he was charged.
Police say they aren’t seeking any other suspects.
With files from Gary Dimmock