Woman charged in uptown stabbing, victim left critically injured

A 30-year-old Saint John woman was charged Thursday with a reported stabbing in the city’s uptown, leaving the victim critically injured.

Saint John police confirmed Friday that the accused, who has not been named, appeared in court on Thursday, where she was charged with aggravated assault.

The charges, according to police, stem from an incident on Wednesday night.

Officers responded shortly before 9:30 p.m. to a 911 call that a man had been stabbed in the 90-block of Mecklenburg Street.

“On arrival, officers located a 34-year-old man injured inside an apartment,” said police spokesperson Sean Rocca in Friday’s statement.

“The man was transported to hospital where he remains in critical condition.”

Rocca said the 30-year-old woman accused of stabbing the man was known to the victim.

She was arrested at the scene.

Following her Thursday court appearance, she was held in custody before her bail hearing set for Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Saint John Police Force’s Major Crime Unit continues to investigate and asks anyone with information to contact the force or submit anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).