Hamilton man accused of stabbing two female co-workers at Maple Leaf Foods facility

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HAMILTON — Police say they’ve arrested and charged a 39-year-old man accused of stabbing two female co-workers at a workplace in Hamilton.

Maple Leaf Foods says the incident took place at its facility in the city.

Police say officers responded to a report of an assault around 4 a.m. Thursday and found a woman in her late 40s and another in her late teens with multiple stab wounds.

Police say the women were taken to hospital and are in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

The force says a 39-year-old Hamilton man was charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

Maple Leaf Foods said it was “saddened and disturbed” by what had happened and was co-operating with police.

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