TIMMINS -- A 29-year-old Timmins man is facing charges for two assaults seven days apart, including one in which he stabbed the victim in the back in an unprovoked attack.

The Timmins Police Service said the first incident took place Oct. 20, when a 70-year-old man was attacked in an apartment on Pine Street South. The 29-year-old was released on an undertaking after being charged with assault with a weapon.

Then a week later, the same man stabbed someone in the lower back in the same apartment unit. That attack happened in the early morning hours of Oct. 27 and the victim was a 33-year-old man. It was "unprovoked," police said in a news release.

"Upon arrival on scene, Timmins Police Service officers arrested the man responsible for the assault without further incident, having located him within the apartment with the weapon used in the assault," the release said.

He is again charged with assault with a weapon, as well as possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

"The accused person remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for (Wednesday) morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the charge laid against him," police said.

The 33-year-old victim was treated at the Timmins and District Hospital for his injuries.