Brampton radio host received death threat days before machete attack
Published August 11, 2022 at 2:39 pm
Police have confirmed more details regarding the attempted murder of well-known Brampton realtor and radio host Joti Singh Mann.
The incident happened on the morning of Thursday, August 4th, during which three masked males attacked Mann as he was getting into his vehicle in the area of Mayfield and Hurontario in Brampton.
The three assailants repeatedly struck him with an axe and a machete before being chased away by a woman identified as Mann’s mother.
He was treated by paramedics and taken to trauma centre with life-altering injuries, and is currently in stable condition.
While a motive for the attack has not yet been confirmed, police confirmed today (Aug. 11) that Mann reportedly received a death threat a few days prior to being attacked.
Police put a safety plan into place in an attempt to protect the victim after being informed of the death threat.
The investigation is ongoing as police continue to search for the three suspects, who fled before officers could arrive at the scene.
Police say suspect description is limited as all three males were wearing surgical masks, but have provided info on what the suspects were wearing at the time of the attack:
- Suspect 1: Wearing black clothes, black gloves, black baseball cap, and surgical mask
- Suspect 2: Wearing black clothes, black shoes with red laces, black gloves, and surgical mask
- Suspect 3: Wearing black hoodie with the hood up, grey track pants, black gloves, and surgical mask
Brampton mayor Patrick Brown called the incident “harrowing” and commended the bravery of Mann’s mother, whose actions Brown and police say contributed to Mann surviving the attack.
“Brampton stands with Joti Singh Mann in the face of this vicious daylight attack on his own driveway,” said Brown.
“I have confidence that Chief Nishan Duraiappah and his team at the Peel Regional Police will apprehend those responsible and hold them fully accountable for this heinous attack.”
On his realty website, Mann says he has lived in Brampton for “quite some time.” In addition to being a realtor, he has worked as a radio host with Punjabi radio station Fateh Radio.
At this time, police say there’s no evidence linking this incident to any other incidents currently being investigated.
Anyone with information regarding the attack is asked to contact police at 905-453-3311, or anonymously contact Peel Crime Stoppers.
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