Toronto police arrested a 20-year-old man Friday morning in connection with a stabbing on a TTC subway train Wednesday night.

Cassim Celani Cummings faces multiple charges including attempted murder, carrying a concealed weapon and aggravated assault.


Cassim Celani Cummings, 20, faces multiple charges including attempted murder, carrying a concealed weapon, and aggravated assault. (Toronto Police Services)

Cummings, who police say is homeless, was on probation at the time of the alleged crime and had previous charges of theft and possession of dangerous weapons.

Police were called to the Davisville subway station just after 10 p.m. Wednesday after the train's passenger assistance alarm was activated.

Police say a man was walking through the subway cars, harassing passengers. When another man confronted him and asked him to stop, the first man stabbed him in the neck.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

On Friday afternoon the victim, who has not been identified, issued a statement thanking the people who helped him

"My family and I wish to publicly thank those individuals who came to my aid and offered help to a complete stranger.  It is with sincere appreciation that I offer this thanks to those who put my life ahead of their own personal safety.  For that I am grateful and hope their actions serve as a reminder that people in this city still care and that a strong sense of community was evident that night in the subway."

Cummings is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Saturday.