Police make arrest after two stabbings in downtown Whitby


Published December 28, 2022 at 8:24 am

Durham Police investigators have charged a man in connection with two separate stabbings that occurred in Whitby in December, including one on Christmas Day,

On Friday, December 2, at approximately 6:30 a.m., members of Central West Division responded to a stabbing incident near Dunlop Street East and Brock Street South. Officers located a 51-year-old man with life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre.

Twenty-three days later and just one block from the first stabbing, police responded to a noontime stabbing incident near Gilbert Street East and Brock Street South on Christmas Day. Officers located a 52-year-old man with serious injuries.  The victim was transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre where he remains in stable condition.

Arnold Chan, 32, of Toronto, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon and two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Fitzgerald of Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1877.

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