Winnipeg man charged in connection to stabbing that he alerted police about

Winnipeg police says a 37-year-old man has been charged in connection to a robbery and stabbing Sunday afternoon.

Around 2:45 p.m., Winnipeg police officers that were patrolling downtown were alerted to a man who had been stabbed.

The officer quickly located the man, who was suffering from an upper-body stabbing injury. The officers provided medical care until paramedics arrived at the scene.

The man was taken to hospital in unstable condition and was later upgraded to stable.

The officers were able to identify that the individual who had alerted them to the victim was the suspect in the incident.

Officers tried to reapproach the individual, but they fled on foot. After a short chase, the suspect dropped a sharp-edged weapon and was taken into custody.

Police also seized a second harp-edged weapon, believed to have been discarded by the suspect during the foot chase.

Through initial stages of the investigation, police learned that both individuals were previously known to each other. The suspect allegedly produced a weapon and stabbed the victim in the upper body unprovoked, before stealing $20 and alerting police.

Since then, 37-year-old Christopher Lee Chartrand of Winnipeg has been charged with robbery, two counts of possession of a weapon, and two counts of failing to comply with a release order.

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