Toronto police have one male in custody after a triple homicide at a west-end home earlier this evening.

Police were dispatched to the townhouse complex at 65 Old Burnhamthorpe Road, near Mill Road and Burnhamthorpe Road, just before 7 p.m. after receiving a 911 call for a stabbing.

Insp. Tim Crone said a family member came home and discovered the three victims.

The initial investigation led police to identify a suspect and locate the male near a ravine in the area.

"There was a brief stand-off with the suspect —he was armed (with a knife)," said Crone, noting that "tensions were high."

"Officers did a very good job calming the situation, calming the individual and got him to come into custody without incident," he said.

Police said they haven't confirmed the identification of the three victims and aren't able to comment on any relationship the deceased may have had to one another.

"It's still very early in the investigation," said Crone. "Homicide has taken over as the lead investigators for the scene."