Teens charged with attempted murder in East York

Witnesses intervened in stabbing near school

Bus stop where boy was stabbed. Teens have been arrested and charged.
The bus stop where a 16-year-old boy was stabbed on Feb 28, at the Coxwell and Cosburn avenue intersection across from East York Collegiate.  Doha Hanno

Two boys have been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at Coxwell and Cosburn avenue.

One boy, 17, was arrested on Feb. 28, the same day of the stabbing of a 16-year-old male at a bus stop across the street from East York Collegiate.

The second arrest — of a boy, 16 — came almost a week later on March 5.

Toronto police had originally responded to a call about a stabbing in the East York area on Feb. 28 at 3:17 p.m.

It is alleged two boys arrived in the Coxwell and Cosburn Avenue area that day looking for a 16-year-old boy who attended the collegiate. They found the boy and stabbed him multiple times in a bus stop across from the school.

Witnesses reportedly came to help the victim while the two assailants fled. The victim was rushed to the hospital.

Staff at East York Collegiate were unable to discuss the boy’s conditions or the incident due to a non-disclosure agreement.

Constructions workers across from the bus stop say they witnessed the aftermath of the scene. “I thought he got hit by a bus with all the blood but turns out, he got stabbed,” one said.

The arrested boys appeared in court on March 1.

Both were charged with attempted murder and one was also charged with robbery with an offensive weapon and possession of an offensive weapon.

Neither can be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

There are no more outstanding suspects, police said.

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Posted: Mar 11 2018 2:32 pm
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