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Children stabbed in Winnipeg apartment
Last Updated: Thursday, June 3, 2010 | 10:47 PM CST Comments65Recommend75
A four-month-old infant is rushed to Winnipeg's children's hospital. (Sheila North-Wilson/CBC)Two children — one an infant — were stabbed and critically wounded by a relative inside an apartment complex in downtown Winnipeg on Thursday.
A four-month-old baby and a nine-year-old boy were stabbed in a fourth-floor suite of a government-run housing complex at 355 Kennedy Street around 5:30 p.m. CT, police said.
The children were taken to hospital in critical condition, said Winnipeg police Sgt. Kelly Dennison.
A 33-year-old woman in the apartment was also stabbed. She is in stable condition, Dennison said.
A second woman, who appeared to be in her late 30s, was taken into police custody. She was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car.
The woman is related to the victims but police would not say how.
A woman is taken into custody by police at the scene of Thursday's stabbing. (CBC)Melissa Ramsey, who lives in the apartment block, said she arrived home from work to see the nine-year-old victim standing injured and screaming in the lobby of the building just before police and paramedics arrived.
The boy seemed "scared and was breathing heavy," Ramsey said. He appeared to have a stomach wound, she added.
"He was showing security his stomach and he was stabbed," Ramsey said.
The child abuse unit of the Winnipeg Police Service is investigating.
The building is home to a Manitoba Housing office and a daycare centre.
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