Man attacked by three suspects wielding axe and machete in Brampton


Published August 10, 2022 at 1:48 pm

Police are investigating a recent violent attack at a residential driveway in Brampton.

At 8:16 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, a man was attacked shortly after getting into his car in the area of Mayfield and Hurontario.

Surveillance video shows a male suspect run up to the vehicle, smash the driver side window with an axe and then hit the victim with the axe. Two other males, one armed with a machete, joined in.

The victim exited his vehicle and attempted to flee, but was knocked down by the suspects who struck him repeatedly.

Shortly after, the suspects were chased away by a neighbouring woman who witnessed the attack and threw a shoe at the attackers, before coming back to check on the victim.

The victim is currently in stable condition.

Police say the incident was a targeted attack, not a carjacking, and believe there is no threat to public safety.

Police are currently searching for the three suspects involved in the attack. No suspect descriptions have been disclosed at this time.

More information to come as the investigation continues.

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