Ottawa Police have charged a 32-year-old Ottawa man in connection with Friday morning’s stabbing incident at an apartment building at 400 Stewart Street.
A 44-year-old employee of the Russian embassy received non life-threatening stab wounds the attack.
It’s not clear what sparked the incident and police have not released the victim’s name.
In a statement, a spokesperson with Canada’s foreign affairs department said there is “nothing to indicate this was a politically motivated incident in nature.”
A man was taken into custody at the scene with help from RCMP officers who were near the building at the time of the stabbing, shortly after 8:30 a.m.
Ottawa police are continuing to investigate the incident.