Double stabbing suspect wanted for attempted murder after attack near Mississauga-Toronto border


Published July 2, 2024 at 11:31 am

Man hunted for attempted murder near Mississauga/Toronto border.
Omar Roberts, 45, is wanted by police on two counts of attempted murder. (Photo: Toronto Police)

A man wanted on two counts of attempted murder in a double stabbing near the Mississauga-Toronto border should be considered “armed and dangerous,” say police who are hunting the suspect.

Toronto Police say the two people who were stabbed in a late-night June 22 confrontation with a man in the Highway 27/Rexdale Boulevard area of west Toronto suffered injuries not considered to be life threatening.

Investigators aren’t saying much about the incident, only that a man became involved in an altercation with the two victims just before midnight in the area east of Highway 427, not far from Mississauga’s Malton community.

Two people were stabbed during the confrontation and a man then quickly fled the scene, police said in a news release issued on Tuesday.

The victims were taken to hospital for serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

Police are now asking for the public’s help in tracking down a suspect.

Omar Roberts, 45, of no fixed address, is wanted on charges of attempted murder (two counts) and fail to comply with release order.

Police said he “should be considered armed and dangerous.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477. If anyone spots the man, they should call 911, police said.

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