London Police say an 18-year-old woman is in custody after two men were taken to hospital Saturday following a double stabbing in the city’s east end.
The incident, the city’s second double stabbing in less than 24 hours and London’s fourth stabbing incident in under two weeks, saw emergency crews called to the American Motel at 2031 Dundas Street around 8:45 p.m. for a report of a stabbing.
At the scene, officers located two adult males suffering from stab wounds. One of the men was said to have been stabbed in the abdomen, the other twice in the back. Both were taken to hospital for their injuries, described as non-life threatening. Both remained there as of early Sunday morning, police said.
Police arrested and charged an unidentified 18-year-old London woman with two counts of aggravated assault. Police say they are not releasing the name of the accused as it may identify one of the victims. All three were were known to each other.
The knife involved in the incident was located at the scene, police said.
The incident comes less than a day after emergency crews were called to a double stabbing in the downtown core early Saturday morning that left a 21-year-old man dead, a 32-year-old man in hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and another 32-year-old man charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
It also comes on the heels of two separate stabbing incidents in the city just last week.
In the first incident, a male youth sustained non-life threatening injuries after he was stabbed by a male on a bicycle in the area of Highbury Ave. and Huron St. on the evening of May 16.
In that case, a 16-year-old male is facing a charge of Assault causing bodily harm.
The following day, in the second incident, a male in his twenties was seriously wounded after he was stabbed multiple times at an apartment building on Southdale Road on the afternoon of May 17. The victim was located in a washroom off of the main lobby, and was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
In that case, a male suspect, identified as 21-year-old Alejandro Esteban Tapia, remains at large, wanted on a charge of Aggravated Assault and Weapons Dangerous to Public Peace.
Anyone with information about any of the above incidents is asked to contact London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).