Toronto Police say a man who stabbed two Canadian Forces members at a North York recruitment centre is to appear in court on Tuesday morning.
The incident took place at around 3.30.p.m. at the Canadian Forces centre near Yonge Street and Greenfield Avenue.
Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries following the attack, both are members of the Canadian Forces.
It’s thought the suspect walked into the recruitment centre and pulled out a knife before attacking the person behind the counter.
He then approached another group of people but was taken down by a group soldiers, one of whom also suffered a stab wound in the altercation.
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders confirmed on Monday that a 27-year-old man had been taken into police custody, adding that there is reason to believe that this could have been a terror-related incident.
The OPP, RCMP, and CSIS have all been called into the investigation.
Mayor John Tory says that he has spoken with Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and informed him of the situation. He also issued a statement about the matter.
“I was saddened to hear that two Canadian Forces members were injured in what appears to be an unprovoked attack at a recruiting centre in North York. My office has spoken to Chief Saunders and is advised that Toronto Police are investigating with the assistance of federal authorities. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. In the meantime, I would like to wish those injured a speedy and full recovery.”
Minister Ralph Goodale has also commented on the incident, issuing a statement saying he was aware of the investigation.
“While it is premature to comment as an investigation is ongoing, the information the RCMP has at this point suggests this is an isolated incident and that there is no imminent threat to public safety.”
The suspect is due to appear in court at at 10.a.m on Tuesday morning where charges are expected to be laid.
It is unclear as of yet what those charges will be.