A 27-year-old Israeli woman is in the hospital after being stabbed in Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) neighborhood early Wednesday morning, according to reports on Montreal media.
The attack occurred around 12:45 a.m., as the woman, who is from Israel and living in Montreal, was walking on Monkland Ave. near Girouard Avenue. The assailant, a 25-year-old man, stabbed her in the neck with a sharp object.
Police were called, and caught the assailant with the help of K9 units. According to Montreal Police Constable André Leclerc, “The suspect appeared to be under the influence of a substance.”
There was no apparent motive for the attack.
“We are in the presence of a random crime,” said Leclerc.
The victim is in stable condition.
The suspect will appear in court on Thursday on a charge of attempted murder.