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Boy, 14, charged with attempted murder after alleged stabbing

A 14-year-old boy was arrested today and charged with attempted murder, police have announced, about five days after an alleged stabbing in Thorncliffe Park.

On April 1 at 9:43 p.m. officers were called to what was then described in a police tweet as a fight among three males outside a building.

One male, now reported to be a 16-year-old, was stabbed and rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On Twitter the site of the incident was given as Chester Hill Road and Thorncliffe Avenue, a location in Riverdale’s Playter Estates area. But in a police news release today this was changed to an address on Thorncliffe Park Drive.

Police media relations officer Cindy Chung confirmed to Streeter the incidents reported online and in the press release were the same event, and the Thorncliffe Park Drive location is the correct one.

She also confirmed that after the arrest of the unnamed 14-year-old boy, “no outstanding parties are being sought.”

Multiple charges

The suspect was arrested early April 6 and faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, carrying concealed weapon and failing to comply with an order.

The identity of the accused cannot be published due to the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

He was scheduled to appear in court at 10 a.m. today.