Aggravated assault charge for Hamilton man after stabbing


Published February 15, 2023 at 3:48 pm

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Police in Hamilton offered thanks today to residents who helped identify the suspect in what is a described as a “serious stabbling” that occurred in a plaza on Upper James St. nearly two weeks ago.

The attack happened at approximately 1:48 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. The Hamilton Police (HPS) say a lone male entered a commercial business located at 1660 Upper James St., and proceeded to attack an employee with an edged weapon.

The suspect was described as a thin male with black hair and receding hairline, wearing a green camo-pattern winter jacket, a trapper hat, blue mask and grey khakis. A surveillance photo of a man who fled the area was released to the public last week, and HPS says an arrest was made on Feb. 9.

“Thank you to the members of the community that assisted with identifying the suspect in this serious crime,” HPS stated on Wednesday (Feb. 15).

The victim was taken to hospital in stable condition and has been released. The HPS did not release the name of the business. The plaza at 1660 Upper James St. contains a Mac’s convenience store, a cannabis shop, and an Italian sandwich bar, among other businesses.

Muneeb Ali Ghawar, 34, of Hamilton, faces three criminal counts:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Robbery
  • Wearing a disguise with intent to commit a crime

None of the accusations have been proven in court.

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