Police say that early this morning about 2:30 am, Niagara Regional Police responded to a call for a disturbance at the Tim Hortons Restaurant located at 563 Niagara Street in Welland.


Police initially responded to the area after receiving reports of approximately 15-20 people in the parking lot that were causing a disturbance by fighting. Upon arrival, police located a male that had been stabbed during the altercation.

The victim, a 19 year old male, was stabbed in the torso and was transported to the Welland Hospital by ambulance. He remains in hospital in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

At approximately 12:00 pm, police arrested a 17 year old male from Welland and charged him with Aggravated Assault and Assault with a Weapon. The identity of the accused will not be released under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He was a held in custody pending a bail hearing on Monday, July 30, 2017, in the City of St. Catharines.

Police continue to actively investigate this matter and are requesting any witnesses  to contact police at (905) 688 4111 extension 3300.

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