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Fight in Niagara Falls leads to injuries, arrests of two men

56-year-old transported to an out-of-region hospital by air ambulance for stab wounds
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Police say a fight at a Niagara Falls apartment building resulted in one man being airlifted to hospital with injuries "consistent with having been stabbed".

Meanwhile, both of the combatants have been arrested and charged.

On Sept. 20 at 8:40 a.m. police say uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a fight at a building on Huron Street.

Officers arrived on scene and found two men suffering from injuries, police said in a news release.

A 56-year-old was transported to an out of region hospital by ORNGE air ambulance for what appeared to be stab wounds, according to a Niagara Regional Police news release. 

Niagara EMS paramedics transported the other man to a local hospital for what were believed to minor injuries.

The injuries of the two men have been determined to be non-life threatening, police say.

Officers have arrested and charged both men, who are both Niagara Falls residents.

The 56-year-old has been charged with assault causing bodily harm.

A 52-year-old has been charged with aggravated assault.

The 56-year-old was released from custody on an undertaking with a future court date. He remains in hospital.  

The 52-year-old was released from hospital and was in custody awaiting video bail hearing via the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on Sept. 21.

The crime scene was being held while detectives from the 2 District detective office and Forensic Services Unit investigate. The scene was expected to be cleared this afternoon, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact the investigating officers at 905-688-4111, option 3, ext. 1009994.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.