Three stabbing victims in critical condition in Mississauga, suspect arrested

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Peel Regional Police say three stabbing victims are in serious to life threatening condition and a suspect arrested following an incident in Mississauga, Ont., Saturday morning.

Const. Danny Marttini says police were first called to the area of Burnhamthorpe Road and Cawthra Road at around 9 a.m., Saturday following reports of a car collision where one of the drivers had fled on foot.

Shortly after, police received a call for medical assistance nearby and found the suspect armed with a knife by a backyard shed.

Marttini says shots were fired by police as they confronted the suspect and took him into custody. The suspect was then transferred to a hospital for treatment.

She says in clearing the area, police found three stabbing victims, two men and one woman, and all three have been taken to a trauma centre in serious to life threatening condition.

Marttini says police do not know of any relationship between the suspect and the victims.