Two charges of attempted murder have been laid against a Hamilton man after a woman and her toddler were stabbed.
Police were called to Holton Avenue South yesterday afternoon in response to a disturbance. While en route, a second call was received for the same area regarding a multiple stabbing on nearby Eastbourne Avenue.
Crews arrived to find four people suffering from varying degrees of trauma.
Investigators say the unselfish actions of residents in the neighbourhood saved the lives of several people, including a man who saw the bleeding mother and baby and stopped his vehicle to pick them up.
Reports say the suspect somehow managed to also get into the vehicle, cutting the Good Samaritan and causing a crash.
37 year old Phillip Allen is facing two counts of attempted murder and one charge of assault with a weapon. Police say the suspect was known to the woman and her child.