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Winnipeg police respond to four stabbings in under 12 hours

One of the stabbings took place in the 1000 block of St. James Street on April 14, 2024. (Source: Daniel Timmerman/CTV News) One of the stabbings took place in the 1000 block of St. James Street on April 14, 2024. (Source: Daniel Timmerman/CTV News)
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The Winnipeg Police Service responded to four stabbings in less than a 12-hour time span over the weekend, with a tourniquet required in one case to prevent a serious outcome.

Constable Jason Michalyshen with the Winnipeg Police Service said the weekend brought a series of violent incidents requiring emergency medical care.

“The nature of the work that we do, it varies. It's not always about making arrests or engaging in investigations. It's about getting to scenes quickly, managing violent scenes, assisting victims.”

The first incident happened Saturday at 2:15 p.m. in the area of Carlton Street and Cumberland Avenue. Police provided emergency medical care to one man by applying pressure to his injury.

Officers were called to the second stabbing in the 1000 block of St. James Street around 12:10 a.m. on Sunday. One victim was found with a serious lower-body injury and a tourniquet was applied.

Police said this stabbing happened outside of a restaurant following a fight involving a group of people. Michalyshen said this incident could have had a deadly outcome.

“The lower body injury to the victim in that matter was critical, and if that tourniquet wasn't applied in a timely way, it could have been, it could have been easily a homicide that we're talking about today,” he said.

The incidents continued at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday when police responded to a stabbing in the 300 block of Maryland Street. Officers applied a chest seal to a man in his 50s before he was taken to the hospital

The final stabbing took place around 1:50 a.m. in the area of Salter Street and Anderson Avenue. Police applied a chest seal to the victim, who is a man in his 20s.

The major crimes unit is investigating these incidents, which are unrelated.

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