Update 04:30 a.m.: The Ottawa Police Service has charged a 30-year-old man in relation to a stabbing incident at a business on Carling Avenue, Saturday.
Police say a 25-year-old store clerk is recovering from severe, but not-life-threatening injuries.
Adler Belance, 30, is charged with:
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with a weapon
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
The accused is expected to appear in court Tuesday morning.
A 25-year-old store clerk is recovering from severe, but not-life-threatening injuries, after he was stabbed at a business on Carling Avenue, just west of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.
Ottawa police say a man walked into the store at 12:04 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, and was asked by a clerk if he needed assistance. The suspect then started yelling and stabbed the clerk, according to investigators.
The suspect walked away on foot.
He is described as:
- In his 20s
- 5' 8'' (173 cm) to 5' 10'' (178 cm)
- Thin build
- Short dark hair
- Was wearing a dark sweater and dark-coloured pants with dark shoes.
- Was also wearing fanny pack strapped across his chest
- His nose and mouth were covered with a black mask with a white logo on one cheek
The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is asking the public not to approach the suspect if seen, as he may still be armed, but to call 911 immediately.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the OPS' West Criminal Investigations Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 2666.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.