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Mar 14, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

Man stabs two Canadian Forces members at Toronto government building

Hamilton Spectator

A 27-year-old man is under arrest after two members of the Canadian Forces were attacked with a knife at a federal government building in North York on Monday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m. at the Joseph Shepard Federal Building at 4900 Yonge St., just north of Sheppard Ave., a man walked into the building and began stabbing the uniformed officers.

He was eventually subdued by other members of the Canadian Forces and held until police arrived, police chief Mark Saunders told a news conference Monday night. Both victims were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

While in custody, the suspect made "certain comments which has caused some concern," said Saunders, who said Toronto police are currently investigating the incident in conjunction with CSIS, the RCMP and the OPP.

Saunders said investigators are not ruling out terror as a possible motive behind the attack.

The suspect has since been transported to a mental health hospital to be evaluated.

More information on the attack, including details about the suspect and potential charges, are expected Tuesday, Saunders said.

Toronto Star

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