Attempted murder charge laid after alleged Charlottetown stabbing

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The altercation started with an argument, police said. (Pat Martel/CBC - image credit)
The altercation started with an argument, police said. (Pat Martel/CBC - image credit)

A 37-year-old Charlottetown man is facing a charge of attempted murder following an incident at the Outreach Centre on Euston Street Friday afternoon.

In a news release Monday afternoon, Charlottetown police said they responded to an assault complaint at the centre.

Two men got into an argument inside the building, the release said, which escalated into a physical confrontation and one man stabbed the other. The victim sustained two minor stab wounds to the chest, police said, and the injuries required medical attention at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The victim was released from the QEH within a few hours.

The accused left the Outreach Centre before officers arrived, police said in the release, but he was located and arrested a short time later.

Safety review to be conducted

The P.E.I. Department of Social Development and Housing, which provides funding to the outreach centre, said proper procedures were followed, but a review relating to safety will be conducted in response to the incident.

"Security systems and measures at the Community Outreach Centre are in place to provide secure services including: numerous security cameras, a requirement for clients to store belongings when they enter the centre, and a requirement for staff wear panic buttons that aid in emergency responses," the department said in an email statement to CBC.

Police said the accused, who also faces a charge of breach of probation, has been remanded in custody.

No court date has yet been set.

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