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One woman charged in Monday stabbing, police looking for second suspect

Police say two women forced their way into a home, and attacked a 25-year old woman with a knife and pepper spray.
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Ottawa Police Service vehicle, February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

Ottawa Police have charged one woman and are seeking a second in connection with an assault Monday afternoon at a home in the Highland park neighbourhood.

Police say two women forced their way into a Greenwood Avenue home and attacked a 25-year old woman with a knife and pepper spray, causing serious injuries.

The attackers fled before police arrived and the victim was taken to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Police report her condition is stable.

Investigators identified one suspect who turned herself into police on Wednesday.

Lainie McConnell, 23, is charged with aggravated assault, break and enter to commit assault, assault with a weapon, and uttering death threats.

The other suspect is a white woman -- 5' 6" to 5' 7" tall  with long brown hair and crooked or possibly missing teeth.

She has tattoos on her arms and legs including a blue tattoo on one thigh and an orange tattoo on the other.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call West Criminal Investigation at 613-236-1222, ext. 2666. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

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