Man stabbed on bus in Oshawa

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Published March 12, 2024 at 12:16 pm

One man is in custody after police claim he stabbed another man on a bus in Oshawa.

Durham Regional Police allege one man approached another on a Durham Regional Transit bus near King St. and Stevenson Rd. shortly after 3 a.m. on March 9. Investigators claim the man stabbed the victim twice before fleeing the bus.

A suspect was found a short distance away and arrested. The victim’s non-life-threatening injuries were treated in a Toronto hospital.

Police believe the suspect was involved in a similar incident a few days prior. They claim he assaulted another elderly DRT rider back on March 3 around 5 a.m. However, the victim in this case left the area before police arrived.

Corey Vaskamp, 29 of Oshawa, is charged with assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous and four counts of breaching probation.

Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2529 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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