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Woman from Markham in life-threatening condition after stabbing: police

Police north of Toronto have arrested a man they allege tried to kill a woman, then barricaded himself inside his home.

Man allegedly tried to kill woman, then barricaded himself inside home

York Regional Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a stabbing that happened near Warden and 16th avenues in Markham on Sunday evening. (Greg Ross/CBC)

Police north of Toronto have arrested a man they allege tried to kill a woman, then barricaded himself inside his home.

York Regional Police say they responded to a call Sunday evening from Markham, Ont., and found a 59-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds.

She was taken to hospital where police say she remains in life-threatening condition.

Police allege the 23-year-old man locked himself in his room for several hours, but a tactical team eventually arrested the man without further incident or injury.

The man has been charged with attempted murder and is expected to appear in court today.