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Suspect arrested after man stabbed to death in south Ottawa overnight, police say

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Officers found the injured man and woman when they were called to Saratoga Place around 1:30 a.m., police said.

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A homicide investigation is underway after a man was stabbed to death in an apartment in Saratoga Place on the south end on Tuesday, according to Ottawa police.

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Officers called the address around 1:30 a.m. and found the injured man and woman, police said.

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Saratoga Place is just off Bridle Path Drive, south of Hunt Club Road.

A man died from his injuries and was confirmed dead at a hospital, police said, while a woman in her 50s was injured. He was hospitalized in a stable condition.

Police identified the victim as 45-year-old James Samson and issued an arrest warrant for Joshua Brennan on Tuesday afternoon on charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder.

Brennan, 37, was arrested in Ottawa on Tuesday night and is expected to appear in court on Wednesday, police said.

Several residents of the apartment complex said they saw multiple police cars and an ambulance in the front parking lot around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, and police responded to the stabbing there.

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All half a dozen residents interviewed said the building was quiet and nervous about the murders.

Kevin Barker said he was awakened by the flashing lights of paramedics but could see nothing else.

“I watched some sports and went back to bed.”

He has lived in that building for six years.

“It’s a great area, and I love it,” says Barker. He said the building is well maintained and he has never encountered any problems.

“Anytime you have a lot of people living together, there might be something going on between your neighbors. But you can’t afford to buy a house.”

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Rebecca Nader, who has lived in the building for two years, said she happened to stay up late with her young daughter when she saw police car lights flashing outside her window.

On Tuesday morning, she was shocked to learn that a man had been stabbed to death.

“My neighbors are great. It’s a very quiet building,” she said.

“I really enjoy this apartment and this community. I hope it doesn’t go downhill. But there are a few bad apples everywhere.”

Nader said it was difficult to comprehend that someone had been killed inside the building.

“It’s scary. Whether you’re paying $200 subsidized rent or a $2,000 condo, everyone should feel safe at home.”

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If you have information about the stabbing, please contact the Ottawa Police Service Homicide Division at extension 613-236-1222. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or online at Crimestoppers.ca.

Police on Sunday said officers were investigating a reported shooting at Saratoga Place on Saturday night. bottom.

Using files from Megan Gillis

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