York Regional Police investigators have charged a 16-year-old boy following a stabbing in Markham.
Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 22, police were called to Markville Secondary School, located at 1000 Carlton Road, for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they were advised by school staff that a group of students had reported a fight had occurred at Markville Mall an hour prior. During that altercation, a youth involved was stabbed and had been driven to hospital by friends.
Officers attended the hospital and located the victim, a 19-year-old Markham man. He was suffering from multiple non-life-threatening stab wounds.
As the investigation progressed, a suspect was identified and on Jan. 25, he was placed under arrest. The teen has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of counterfeit currency.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or
leave an anonymous tip online at 1800222tips.com.