Hamilton man charged with attempted murder in Brampton random stabbing


Published January 19, 2022 at 11:40 am

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Police have charged a 27-year-old man with attempted murder after a random stabbing last week.

On Saturday afternoon around 1:00 p.m., police say two men were in the common area of a residential building near Laurelcrest St. and Queen St. East in Brampton.

Police say one of the individuals stabbed the other and left the building. The victim and suspect were not known to each other, police said.

Emergency crews transported the victim to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries, but his condition has since stabilized, and his injuries have been upgraded to non-life-threatening.

Police say they managed to track the suspect to a nearby residence in Brampton.

Thain Bennett, a 27, of Hamilton, has been charged with attempted murder. Police say hi was on a statutory release which has now been revoked.

Bennett was held pending a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice on Sunday, Jan. 16.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact police at (905)-453–2121, extension 2133.

Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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