Aylmer woman survives knife attack, runs to neighbour's for help

A man in his 20s eventually surrendered to police following the incident Saturday morning.

A file photo of a Gatineau police vehicle. Errol McGihon / Postmedia

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It took more than two hours for the man with the bloody knife to surrender on Saturday morning in normally quiet Aylmer.

Gatineau police surrounded the home shortly before 6 a.m. after a woman in her 50s survived a knife attack inside. The woman, with wounds to her neck, face and arm, managed to escape and run to a neighbour’s residence for help.

They called police and officers quickly surrounded the Des Artisans Avenue home. They tried again and again to contact the man inside, but he wouldn’t pick up the phone.

The man, in his 20s, eventually walked out of the home at 8:15 a.m. and surrendered to police.

The woman was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She told police she didn’t want to press charges.

The suspect was also in hospital for a psychiatric assessment, police said.

No charges had been filed as of Saturday evening and police were still investigating.

gdimmock@postmedia.com

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