Halifax Regional police say a 78-year-old woman received a life-threatening stab wound Saturday evening.
The police said the incident happened on Flamingo Drive in Halifax around 6:30 p.m.
The woman was taken to hospital and rushed into surgery. Her condition is now critical but stable.
The police arrested a 41-year-old man at the scene. They said the victim and the accused are known to each other and this was not a random incident.
John Jason Salah is in custody and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offences. He'll appear in Halifax Provincial Court Monday.
Get forecast by town or city
Possible matches are listed below. Please select a location from the list below or enter a new location in the text box above.