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Updated: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:53:09 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Man stabbed near Russian Embassy in Ottawa



Police were called Friday morning to an apartment building in Sandy Hill close to the Russian embassy in Ottawa. Meredith O'Hara/CBC

Police were called Friday morning to an apartment building in Sandy Hill close to the Russian embassy in Ottawa. Meredith O'Hara/CBC

Ottawa police have a man in custody in connection with a stabbing in Ottawa's Sandy Hill neighbourhood.

They said they found a 44-year-old man with stab wounds and non life-threatening injuries when they responded to a call from 400 Stewart St. around 8:45 a.m. Friday.

Residents of the building said many staff from the Russian Embassy and other embassies live there.

The building is about a block and a half away from the Russian Embassy and police said a Russian interpreter was needed to talk to some people during the investigation.

Sandy Hill is an area that features a mix of student housing, embassies and ambassadors' homes.

No details were provided on the man police have in custody, but Insp. Murray Knowles of the Ottawa Police Service said more information could be released later this afternoon.

Ottawa police said they are leading the investigation, which continues.

Military police said Ottawa police asked them to come to the scene, but "it was quickly determined that the Ottawa Police Service is the force of jurisdiction in this matter."

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