Two people are in custody following a stabbing that saw a Winnipeg man rushed to hospital in critical condition.
Just before 6 p.m. on Friday, Winnipeg police responded to a parking lot in the 100 block of Pandora Avenue West for a report of a man who had been stabbed.
When officers arrived at the scene, they located a 57-year-old man suffering from a serious stab wound. Officers applied a chest seal and he was transported to hospital in critical condition. He was later upgraded to stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery.
Officers arrested an adult female suspect nearby without incident and an adult male suspect in the 300 block of Victoria Avenue West after a short pursuit.
Officers recovered a knife from the male suspect and seized it as evidence.
Police say it's believed the victim recognized a vehicle in the parking lot that had been stolen on Oct. 26. A verbal altercation ensued between the victim and the suspects, escalating with one of the suspects producing a knife and stabbing the victim in the upper body.
While in custody, investigators also linked both suspects to a separate robbery, which occurred on Oct. 26. Investigators determined that the suspects approached a 22-year-old female victim after she got off a transit bus near the intersection of Talbot Avenue and Elmwood Street. One of the suspects pulled out a knife and attempted to steal property from the victim. The woman was physically assaulted before both suspects fled on foot. She did not require medical attention.
A 24-year-old male and 26-year-old female from Winnipeg face a long list of charges. They remain in custody.
The Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate.