Teen stabbed in Thorncliffe Park

No arrests yet, after 15-year-old receives non-life-threatening wounds

Suspect was arrested at Popeye's Chicken in the Thorncliffe Park Plaza
Police say the victim was found at this Popeye’s fast-food restaurant in the Thorncliffe Park Plaza. (Amil Delic)

Police are looking for an assailant after a 15-year-old male sustained two stab wounds in his torso at around 11 a.m. today, in a parking lot off Overlea Boulevard, west of Don Mills Road.

According to Det. Jeremy Gray, the victim fled to a nearby Popeye’s chicken restaurant, in the Thorncliffe Park Plaza. He was taken to hospital where he was reported as conscious, with non-life-threatening injuries.

Scene of the stabbing at the Islamic Society of Toronto.
Scene of the stabbing off Overlea Boulevard, west of Don Mills Road. (Brandan Kajioka)

Police were present at two schools near the scene of the stabbing: Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute and Valley Park Middle School. Toronto District School Board spokesman Ryan Bird said that both schools were put under a hold-and-secure, which was lifted before 1 p.m.