Montreal police on Wednesday arrested a suspect, a 17-year-old boy, in connection with the armed attack on a 16-year-old teenager Monday night near Calixa-Lavallée High School in the Montreal-North district .
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According to initial information provided by the SPVM, the first suspect arrested is “not a student at the school”. His appearance before a juvenile court judge is scheduled for Thursday morning.
According to Montreal Police spokeswoman Agent Véronique Dubuc, “the investigation into this case is progressing well and more arrests will follow.”
The attack happened late Monday afternoon. The victim, severely injured to the upper body, had been found conscious but his condition appeared to have deteriorated rapidly until he was classified as critical when he was taken to hospital. In the evening his condition stabilized.
A conflict at the exit of the classes would be the origin of this attack. The other attackers who have not yet been arrested are also not students at the school. They allegedly used a blunt object to commit their crime and then fled before police arrived. According to our information, there would be a total of five suspects in this case.
Ms. Dubuc recalled on Wednesday that the SPVM had implemented “several measures” in the school sector and was working closely with her leadership. Socio-community agents, community development consultants, and members of the Community Counseling and Outreach Team (ECCR) and the Multidisciplinary School Intervention Team (EMIE) have been dispatched to the site to “put the population at ease”.
Anyone with information regarding this attack is asked to call 911. It is also possible to contact Info-Crime Montreal anonymously and confidentially at 514-393-1133 or online.