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Woman arrested in Faron Hall beating

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WINNIPEG -- A 31-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the beating of Winnipeg's "homeless hero."

Geraldine Ruth Colomb faces charges of aggravated assault in connection with stabbing Faron Hall Saturday afternoon. She is detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

Hall, 45, was rushed to the Health Sciences Centre Saturday afternoon in unstable condition with numerous injuries to his upper body. Hospital officials said Hall is in stable condition but remains in critical care.

Police say Hall was socializing with another man and woman at an apartment in the 100 block of Marion Street around 3:25 p.m. At some point, the trio became involved in a verbal dispute and the two allegedly assaulted and assaulted Hall, and fled the apartment. Hall was found by apartment security.

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Faron Hall, formerly homeless, saved two people from drowning in the Red River. Here he is seen with injuries he suffered in a Christmas Eve assault.

KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Faron Hall, formerly homeless, saved two people from drowning in the Red River. Here he is seen with injuries he suffered in a Christmas Eve assault.

WINNIPEG — A 31-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the beating of Winnipeg's "homeless hero."

Geraldine Ruth Colomb faces charges of aggravated assault in connection with stabbing Faron Hall Saturday afternoon. She is detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

Hall, 45, was rushed to the Health Sciences Centre Saturday afternoon in unstable condition with numerous injuries to his upper body. Hospital officials said Hall is in stable condition but remains in critical care.

Police say Hall was socializing with another man and woman at an apartment in the 100 block of Marion Street around 3:25 p.m. At some point, the trio became involved in a verbal dispute and the two allegedly assaulted and assaulted Hall, and fled the apartment. Hall was found by apartment security.

The investigation is continuing and a further arrest is pending, police said.

Hall became known as the "homeless hero" after rescuing a teen who fell into the Red River last summer, and then a woman who fell into the same river last fall. He was awarded a bravery medal for his actions.

Hall was also assaulted on Christmas Eve, beaten by people he said had recognized him from the media stories.

city.desk@freepress.mb.ca

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Updated on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 11:51 AM CST: Arrest announcement and details of assault; update of victim's condition.

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