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News Release

SIU Investigating Shooting following Knife Attack on Dundas Street in Toronto

Case Number: 16-TFI-205

Toronto, ON (8 August, 2016) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding a knife attack and police shooting that occurred on Dundas Street in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Sometime after 5:30 this morning, Toronto Police received a call about a man who had been stabbed by another man.  This incident occurred on Yonge Street north of Dundas Street.
  • Around 6:00 a.m., officers arrived and confronted a 39-year-old man on Dundas Street between Yonge and Bay Streets. 
  • Several shots were fired and the man was struck a number of times.
  • The man was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital.  He has undergone surgery and remains in hospital in non-life-threatening condition.       
  • The 66-year-old man was treated for a knife wound and released from hospital.    
Seven investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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Jason Gennaro
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342