Man stabbed multiple times while pushing child in stroller in Oshawa

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Published August 23, 2023 at 7:52 am

Police say a man is in critical condition after he was stabbed multiple times while he was pushing his granddaughter in a stroller Tuesday morning in Oshawa.

Durham Regional Police Service say the seemingly random attack happened around 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 22 in a residential area in northern Oshawa, near Durham College and the child was not injured.

Emergency crews responded to the stabbing near Dalhousie Crescent and Niagara Drive. The area is a block of houses just off of Simcoe St. The neighbourhood is primarily student rental housing for Durham College and Ontario Tech University students.

Duty Insp. Chris Ludlow says a 20-year-old suspect was arrested shortly afterwards at a nearby home, with the help of multiple witnesses and surveillance video.

He has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

Ludlow says the suspect is known to police and officers are investigating the motive for the attack.

Investigators say they have not spoken to the victim.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 22, 2023.

The Canadian Press

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