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Man stabbed on Mystery Lake Road in seemingly unprovoked attack

Victim, 48, was taken to hospital and operated on for life-threatening injuries in the early hours of Nov. 19.
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Thompson RCMP are investigating a Nov. 19 stabbing that sent a Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation man to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A 48-year-old man from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed on Mystery Lake Road in the early hours of Nov. 19.

Thompson RCMP were notified of the stabbing around 2:45 a.m. Friday morning, learning that the victim had been bought to Thompson General Hospital and was currently undergoing surgery for his wounds.

Preliminary investigation showed that the man was a passenger in a vehicle headed for Nelson House when he got the driver, a 49-year-old woman, to pull over and let him out as he said he wanted to walk. As the driver tried to convince the man to get back in, another vehicle pulled up behind the victim. A man got out of the second vehicle and attacked the victim without provocation before quickly fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as Indigenous in appearance with brown hair, a light grey t-shirt and light grey sweat pants. The driver of the vehicle the suspect was in is described as a heavier set Indigenous woman with long, dark, curly hair. The vehicle was described a a black SUV,.

Anyone with information about this incident can call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.