Ottawa police were busy over the weekend investigating two separate stabbing incidents in which the suspect had been in a relationship with one of the victims.

The Ottawa police major crime unit is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Gatineau man after a double stabbing Friday.

At around 4 p.m., police were called to investigate a stabbing that occurred at a Shoppers Drug Mart on Strandherd Drive, where a 47-year-old female Canada Post worker was stabbed multiple times and a 21-year-old drugstore clerk was stabbed once. Both were taken to hospital and treated for injuries.

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Claude Legare for attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, attempted kidnapping and three counts of breach of recognizance.

Major crime unit Det. Sean Gordon said the suspect had been in a relationship with the 47-year-old victim, but that they were separated.

“We’re still actively searching for him,” said Gordon. “We don’t have any leads as to where he’s at.”

Gordon said Legare should not be approa­ched if seen, but that police should be contacted immediately.

Legare is a five-foot-seven, 205-pound white male,?with a beard and a stocky build.

Police have also charged an Ottawa man yesterday following a stabbing. Police said on Saturday evening, a man forced his way into a woman’s Saddlesmith Crescent home, where she was struck in the face and her boyfriend stabbed repeatedly with a knife.

Both victims were taken to hospital, where the male is still in serious, but stable condition. The female victim was released. Police said the accused is the woman’s former boyfriend.

A 35-year-old man surrendered himself to police yesterday and faces charges of attempted murder, break and enter, assault, assault with a weapon, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a dangerous weapon. Berlin Perdomopena is being held for show cause court.

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