After a call this morning around 12:50 am, police say they responded to a Niagara Falls hotel at  Kitchener Street and Slater Avenue for a report of a stabbing.


Upon arrival, officers found a male victim outside of one of the motel rooms suffering from an apparent stab wound. The man was treated at the scene by Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics and personnel from the Niagara Falls Fire Service.

The victim was transported from the scene to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

The investigation led officers to a nearby room and an arrest was made.

George McKenna (34 years old) of Niagara Falls has been arrested and charged with the alleged crime of aggravated assault.

The scene was processed by detectives from the Forensic Services Unit.

McKenna was held in custody and will attend a video bail hearing to the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on March 31, 2020.

The investigation remains ongoing by detectives from the 2 District Niagara Falls Detective Office. Anyone who may information about this incident is asked to call 905-688-4111, extension 2200.

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