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Charges pending following early morning stabbing

Charges are pending following an early morning stabbing in the Golden Triangle that sent a 28-year-old man to hospital with life-threatening stab wounds.

Police were called to a gruesome scene in front of the Embassy Hotel and Suites on Cartier Street around 1:20 a.m., where a disabled man was found suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Osama Alakouky is friends with the victim, who he sais lost his legs during the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi in Libya.

He said the family of the victim called him in the morning to check on his friend, and when he arrived he recognized his friend's scooter and prosthetic legs abandoned amongst a pile of used medical supplies and a pool of blood.

Alakouky was also injured during the fighting in Libya. He said he and the victim were in Canada for treatment and to be fitted with prosthetics.

The victim's status has been upgraded to stable condition.

Police arrested a 21-year-old man shortly after the stabbing and say he could be facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault or assault with a weapon.

The Major Crime Section is leading the investigation because of the initial nature of the victim's injuries.

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