Suspect in Oshawa stabbing of man pushing stroller identified

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Published August 23, 2023 at 2:54 pm

Police have identified a man they suspect of involvement in yesterday’s stabbing of a pushing a stroller in north Oshawa.

Shortly before 11 a.m. on Aug. 22. Durham Regional Police were first called about an armed person in the area around Dalhousie Cr. and Niagara Dr. The residential neighbourhood is full of homes and sits just to the south of the Durham College and Ontario Tech University Campus. The block is largely home to student rentals but there are families on the street as well.

When officers arrived to look for the man, they found the victim wounded on the ground instead. He had been stabbed while pushing his child down the street in a stroller. Investigators described the attack as a random incident. The victim’s condition was at first unclear. He was rushed to a Toronto hospital, where he remains. His condition has since been described as critical but stable.

The child was not hurt in the attack.

Details remained sparse for several hours after the attack. However, police later confirmed they had arrested a suspect. In a press conference that evening, Duty Insp. Chris Ludlow said investigators had tracked a man to a nearby home with the aid of witnesses and video evidence. The suspect was not identified at the time.

As of Ludlow’s update police were still working to find a motive for the attack. They had so far been unable to speak with the victim.

The next day police shared the identity of their suspect; Noah Denyer, 20 of Oshawa. Denyer is charged with assault with a weapon and aggravated assault. He remains in custody until a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about the attack can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1845 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

 

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