UPDATE: Arrest made in stabbing of senior at Whitby hotel

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Published October 28, 2022 at 11:29 am

Durham Police investigators have charged a 27 year-old Clarington man in connection to a stabbing on Thursday afternoon that left a 78 year-old man clinging to life.

Central West officers responded to a stabbing call at the Motel 6 on Consumers Drive in Whitby just after 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Police say the suspect approached the victim and stabbed him before taking his personal property and fleeing. The victim was taken to a Toronto-area trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators were able to locate the suspect and he was arrested nearby.

Dale Wyatt is charged with aggravated assault; assault with a weapon; robbery; weapons dangerous and four counts of fail to comply with release order.  He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst Crosbie of Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1815.

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