A young woman has been charged and arrested after stabbing four people on a Brampton bus last night. The stabbing happened at around 9:15 PM, in the Queen St. and McVean Dr. area.
Police have identified the suspect as 20-year-old Jade Nelson. Police allege that Nelson started stabbing people almost as soon as she boarded the bus. Police arrested her at the scene.
PR180249123 #Stabbing Road closes at Queen St / McVean #Brampton, female suspect in custody,— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) July 4, 2018
4 victims, only one taken to trauma center, serious injuries not life threatening. Call received at 9:17pm pic.twitter.com/EdPE64JTdR
The four injured passengers were immediately transported to the hospital, one of which had to be taken to the trauma centre. All four victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Police believe that the violent attack was completely random. Witnesses say that Nelson was stabbing the victims, as opposed to slashing them with the weapon.
"We are deeply saddened by last night’s event and extend our thoughts to everyone affected," Brampton Transit said this morning, "The safety of our transit riders and employees is our number one priority and we are committed to providing all possible assistance to @PeelPoliceMedia as they conduct their investigation."
Nelson is scheduled to appear in court today and faces four counts of attempted murder. Roads in the area remain closed for police investigation.
Source: The Star