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CHATTER: Multiple stabbings at Halloween party on Madison Avenue (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · No Comments

On Oct. 31, several stabbings were reported during a late-night Halloween party at a frat house on Madison Avenue, north of Bloor Street West.

“At about 11:30, someone walked down from the northern part of the street, was bleeding, and came for assistance,” says Chris Haslett, who works at the Madison Avenue Pub. “Our door staff took a look at him, and immediately called 911 to get an ambulance to come and help him. Within a few minutes there were multiple ambulances and multiple police responding to calls at Theta Delta Chi at 22 Madison Ave. for incidents that had happened in there,” Haslett told the Gleaner.

Police arrived at the scene to find many people with injuries. Five people were taken to hospital, two of them in life-threatening condition while the others were in serious condition. Another victim later showed up at a hospital with life-threatening injuries and died in hospital the following Saturday night, Toronto Police said.

“My understanding is the frat house was rented to another party, possibly through Airbnb, and they threw a party,” Haslett speculated. The Gleaner was unable to confirm this detail. 

Toronto Police say one male suspect believed to be responsible for stabbing the six victims is in custody. A female suspect was also taken into custody early the next morning.

The suspects were originally charged with three counts of aggravated assault, three accounts of assault with a weapon, weapons dangerous and attempted murder; however, the male suspect is now being charged with second degree murder.

—Khyrsten Mieras, Gleaner News

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