Five teens arrested in Oshawa Centre stabbing, one remains at large

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Published January 31, 2024 at 8:40 pm

Five teenagers have been arrested after a stabbing in an Oshawa Centre washroom, but a sixth remains at large.

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Jan. 30, Durham Regional Police responded to the mall at 419 King St. W. following reports of the attack. They said a group of teen boys got into an altercation in the food court on the east side of the building.

During the fight, one of the boys was stabbed. He was seriously hurt, but the injuries were not life-threatening. Paramedics took the lad to a trauma centre in Toronto. As a result of the fight, the food court area of the mall was shut down for some time. However, other areas remained operational.

Police rounded up five teenagers at the mall. All were released without charges after further investigation. Investigators are seeking a sixth teen boy in connection to the stabbing. Police did not reveal the ages of the youths.

Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2727 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

This is the second criminal incident in as many weeks. On the far side of the mall, Paris Jewellers was the target of a smash and grab robbery which resulted in four arrests including three teenagers aged 14 to 17.

 

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