Stabbing near Le Village; suspect arrested

Cornwall police Acting Sgt. Derek Duschesne checks with a flashlight for possible evidence following a stabbing Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 on Bergin Avenue in Cornwall, Ont. The victim is being treated for non-life threatening injuries in hospital while another man has been arrested. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – One man is in Cornwall Community Hospital with wounds after a stabbing outside a home on Bergin Avenue Saturday night.

Emergency responders were called to the scene just before 7 p.m. for a man suffering from two stab wounds – one in his chest and another in his back.

There were “numerous” witnesses to the stabbing and investigators are now interviewing those witnesses, Cornwall police Acting Sgt. Derek Duchesne told Cornwall Newswatch.

Both the accused and the victim lived in the same home though investigators are trying to further ascertain their relationship, Duchesne said.

One man is in custody and is considered the prime suspect.

Police consider the case fairly open-and-shut and there’s no danger to residents in the immediate area.

As of 8:30 p.m., the police department’s criminal investigations branch was expected to arrive on scene shortly to process the crime scene.

The northern section of Bergin Avenue, at Water Street, was roped off with police tape.

Duchesne said the victim was “conscious and talking” with emergency responders when taken to hospital and his injuries are considered to be non-life threatening at this time.