Toronto Police have now arrested a suspect linked to the Raptors parade stabbing last month. According to Toronto Police Services, The incident occurred near Yonge and Dundas Streets at around 2:00 PM on June 17th. At the time, hundreds of thousands of people were in the city’s downtown core to celebrate the Raptors' historic win.
Officers reported that a male suspect approached a group of men on the street and got into an altercation with them. The suspect then took out a knife and attacked four of the individuals. The victims of the stabbing, three men and one boy, were immediately rushed to the hospital with severe injuries following the attack.
29-year-old Michael Oneil Donalds is facing nine charges in connection to the crime, including:
Three counts of Aggravated Assault
Assault Causing Bodily Harm
Four counts of Assault with a Weapon
Possession of a Weapon
According to Pardons Canada, if Donalds is convicted of Aggravated Assault, it will be treated as an indictable offence, which means he could face a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.
Police were able to arrest Donalds after executing a search warrant in the Yonge Street and Major Mackenzie Drive area of Richmond Hill on Thursday.
The arrest comes several weeks after police sought the public’s assistance by releasing surveillance images of a suspect in the case. Donalds is due to appear in court at Old City Hall at 10:00 AM this Friday.