More info expected in Forces centre stabbing


TORONTO – More information is expected today after a double stabbing of military members at a Toronto recruitment centre that police say could be linked to terrorist activity.

Police say a man walked into the centre Monday afternoon, pulled out a knife and attacked a uniformed Canadian Forces member.

Others in the room were able to take down the suspect but a second Canadian Forces member was stabbed in the process.

Neither soldier has life-threatening wounds.

Police Chief Mark Saunders says the alleged attacker made unspecified comments that led police to look into a possible terror connection.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said it appears to have been an isolated incident and “there is no imminent threat to public safety.”

“Canadians can be assured that their police and security agencies are fully engaged and are discharging their responsibilities,” Goodale said in a statement.

“My thoughts are with the victims and their families.”