Ottawa police have released photos in the hope of identifying a suspect in a stabbing in the entrance of an Old Ottawa South coffee shop early Thursday morning.
Officers found a 59-year-old man who had just been stabbed in a coffee shop on Bank Street near Ossington Avenue just after 3:40 a.m. The victim had been sleeping when he was stabbed. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The suspect is described as a Middle Eastern male, 25 to 30 years old, six feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Central Criminal Investigations Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5166. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.