74-year-old woman attacked in Stanstead East

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elderly woman attacked in stanstead quebec

STANSTEAD — Authorities in Quebec are saying that a 74-year-old woman from Stanstead East suffered a severe head injury on Monday morning after an altercation with someone she knew.

Melanie Dumaresq, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), said that the altercation was with someone the victim knew, but she did not want to specify the nature of the relationship.

At around 7:30 a.m., the suspect, said to be a 50-year-old woman, came in and attacked the victim with a blunt object. A neighbor, who heard screams come from the residence, called 911 to report the incident.

The woman was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Magog, and is said to have been conscious. Authorities have not released more information about the condition of the victim.

Police made an arrest in the case, locating the suspect at her residence, also in Stanstead.

An investigation was opened by the SQ and crime scene technicians were called to the residence of the victim. The suspect was questioned regarding the attack, and was in court in Sherbrooke on Tuesday.

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