Toronto

Several charges laid, including attempted murder, against suspect in Eaton Centre stabbing

Toronto police have charged a man with several offences, including attempted murder, in connection with a stabbing inside the Eaton Centre on Tuesday that sent a man to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police are still looking for a second suspect in connection with Tuesday's incident

Police have charged a 36-year-old man with numerous offences, including attempted murder, after a man was stabbed in the Eaton Centre on Tuesday afternoon. (Amara McLaughlin/CBC)

Toronto police have charged a man with several offences, including attempted murder, in connection with a stabbing inside the Eaton Centre on Tuesday that sent a man to hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Officers were called to the shopping mall at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday following reports that someone had been stabbed inside the mall. 

A source close to the investigation told CBC News the victim was stabbed six times with a large steak knife, and that police have obtained cellphone videos of the incident that were recorded by witnesses.

The victim was also known to police and had been shot previously, the source said. 

After the victim suffered multiple stab wounds on the lower level of the mall, he began walking but quickly collapsed.

He was transported to St. Michael's Hospital 

Police have arrested and charged Shane Michael Maclean, 36, with attempted murder and numerous other offences:

  • Two counts of assault
  • Two counts of assault with a weapon
  • Carry concealed weapon
  • Three counts of fail to comply with probation
  • Possession of a weapon

Police are still looking for a second suspect.