The man accused of stabbing soldiers at a military recruitment centre in North York last march has been deemed unfit to stand trial.
The ruling was handed down by a judge on Tuesday, following a two month psychiatric evaluation carried out on Ayanle Hassan Ali.
His lawyer said her client was found to be ”unfit to stand trial due to the ongoing psychotic symptoms of a major mental illness” with the accused now set to undergo 60 days of treatment in a bid to improve his condition.
The news comes hours after the RCMP laid terrorism charges against Ayanle.
The Montreal man now faces 18 charges in total.
They include three counts of attempted murder, two counts of committing assault causing bodily harm, three counts of committing assault using a weapon, and one count of carrying a weapon dangerous to the public, for the benefit of a terrorist group.
RCMP say these charges are in addition to the one’s laid by Toronto police in March.
The 27 year old was already facing nine charges, including three counts of attempted murder.
Ali is accused of stabbing two soldiers at the Yonge Street and Greenfield Avenue centre on March 14.
Both victims were taken to hospital, treated, and released.
***picture via Global News.
***With files from Sandy Salerno and Danny Longo.