Double murder in Vaudreuil-Dorion | The suspect had recently been charged with assaulting a woman

Two women lost their lives and another is in critical condition following a knife attack that occurred in a condo building in Vaudreuil-Dorion, in Montérégie, on Thursday. The suspect, found on site, bloodied, had recently been accused of assault and, according to neighbors, presented mental health issues.

According to the report, the alleged perpetrator of the double murder appeared as recently as last week to answer a charge of assault against a woman. This is Fabio Puglisi, aged 44.

Around 11:50 a.m., the police were called to intervene in a large rental condo building on rue Émilie-Bouchard, “for an armed attack on several victims.”

It was at this location that they found three injured adult women, two of whom died on the spot, confirmed a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), Catherine Bernard, in the middle of the afternoon. noon.

At that time, the third victim was transported to a hospital, where his condition was considered critical.


Agent Catherine Bernard

Criminal history

Fabio Puglisi was arrested and taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. It was planned that he would meet investigators “as soon as his condition permitted,” said Catherine Bernard.

Known to the police, the suspect had previously been found not criminally responsible for charges of assault causing bodily harm and fraud.


The suspect, Fabio Puglisi

When he was put in the police car, the suspect was “bloody,” testified a neighbor at the scene, Bernard Villeneuve. “For me, there are people who tried to defend themselves,” he added, Thursday, on the sidewalk in front of the residential complex where most residents came and went, ignoring the reasons behind the large deployment police officer in front of their home.

According to another neighbor, Colleen Baxter, the police also responded to her home last summer. “At that point he was bleeding from the head and, even though it was the police who were calling him, he was shouting: ‘call the police!’ “, she testified Thursday.


The attack took place in a multi-story condo tower.

“It’s very quiet here, normally”

Reached by telephone, Joe Nachef, the vice-president of Plan A, the company owning the Vela condo tower where the attack occurred, was still in shock. “Honestly, as I speak to you, I am shaking. We can’t understand what happened. It’s very quiet here, normally,” he maintains.

“We’ve never had incidents like this in our tours, so it’s really special. That said, I can assure you that we are already preparing to help our tenants, our managers, our employees and everyone who was involved. We will send a dedicated team to support them,” continued Mr. Nachef, sending his thoughts to the victims.

The Major Crimes Section of the Sûreté du Québec took charge of the investigation. Forensic identification technicians will also collaborate.


The Major Crimes Section of the Sûreté du Québec took charge of the investigation.

Elected officials and citizens began to react to this tragedy in the afternoon, on social networks. “What horrible news. All my thoughts are with the community of the city of Vaudreuil-Dorion,” wrote the mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, on X.

“Disturbing situation in Vaudreuil. My thoughts go first to the victims, their families and also to nearby citizens. The police are already on the ground and are carrying out their investigation to shed light on this matter,” argued the Minister of Public Security, François Bonnardel.

With Daniel Renaud and Léa Carrier, The Press

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