Man charged with 3 counts of attempted murder after stabbing in Mississauga
A 47-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after he stabbed a woman and child in Mississauga on Monday, Peel Regional Police said.
At around 10 a.m., police received a 911 call for a disturbance in a residential neighborhood in the area of Southampton Drive and Eglinton Avenue West.
They found a woman outside a residence with “apparent signs of trauma”. She is now in a trauma center with life-threatening injuries, police said in a news release Tuesday evening.
Two children, both under the age of 12, were taken to a local hospital. The eldest was later taken to a trauma center in serious but not life-threatening condition. The youngest suffered no physical injuries.
A neighbor who said he witnessed part of the attack told CBC News that the accused and the woman were the parents of the two children, but police have not confirmed this. The accused was taken into custody and transported to a trauma center with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
He is now charged with the following:
- 3 counts of attempted murder.
- 3 counts of aggravated assault.
- 3 counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
- 3 counts of total threat.
The accused was remanded in custody on Tuesday after appearing remotely at a bail hearing in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.
The neighbor told CBC News he saw the attack after going out for a cigarette around 10 a.m. and seeing a boy with a bleeding arm. The child, 11, was covered in blood, he said.
“He tells me that his father stabs his mother,” he said. CBC News has agreed not to release the neighbor’s identity out of concern for his safety.
Police help victims
Nick Milinovich, deputy chief of Peel Police Investigation and Emergency Services, said the stabbings had had a “devastating impact on survivors”, as well as community members and first responders . .
Peel Police said they are committed to working alongside community partners and organizations to raise awareness, provide resources and support for victims of domestic violence.
“Our investigators from the Intimate Partner Violence Unit have been involved in this case since it began,” said Insp. said Lisa Hewison. “Our team has worked collaboratively with our community partners to ensure comprehensive supports and services are in place for the survivor and her children.”
The province’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), invoked its warrant after an officer fired a shot during the confrontation with the accused. No one was hurt. .
The SIU investigates incidents involving police in Ontario where an officer fires a weapon, there has been a death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.
Investigators urge any witnesses or anyone with further information to contact police or Crime Stoppers.