Hamilton Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection to a stabbing at a Mountain park on Tuesday.
Police said in a press release issued Wednesday (June 30) that the boy had been apprehended and there was no further threat to public safety.
On Tuesday, shortly after 3:00 p.m., police were called to the area of Acadia Drive at Billy Sherring Park to reports of a stabbing.
Upon arriving on the scene, police located a 17-year-old boy suffering from injuries believed to have been caused by an edged weapon. The suspect, at the time, had fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.
The victim was transported to hospital with serious injuries and his condition has since been upgraded to stable.
In the incident’s aftermath, the Mountain Division Criminal Investigations Branch took over the investigation and police said they believed the incident to be targeted.
Multiple sources have reported that the stabbing victim is a St. Jean de Brébeuf student.
The 17-year-old suspect in the case is facing the following charges and is scheduled to appear in court on August 27 to answer them:
- Assault Cause Bodily Harm
- Assault With A Weapon X 2
Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Division 3 Patrol Staff Sergeant at 905-546-3886 or Mountain Division Criminal Investigation Branch at 905-546-8965.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online.