Suspected subway slasher in custody

[attach]6816[/attach]A man is facing several charges following what police called an unprovoked stabbing on board the subway.

In a news release, police said they were called to Davisville subway station on Feb. 27 at around 10:20 p.m. for a stabbing that had occurred on a train as it came into Davisville.

It has been reported that a suspect was harassing passengers on the train and when another passenger asked the suspect to stop, he pulled out a knife and slashed the passenger in the neck.

Witnesses then activated the passenger assistance alarm and the train stopped at Davisville station at which time the suspect left, according to police.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries that were not life threatening.

The next day, police released a series of images of the suspect and just hours later identified him as 20-year-old Cassim Celani Cummings, of Toronto, also announcing he was wanted on seven charges.

At the time, police also released a description of the suspect, including that he had been carrying a white bag. The white bag can be seen in most of the pictures released by police, and in two of those pictures, an object resembling a knife can be seen protruding from the bag.

On March 1, Cummings was arrested by police and was scheduled to have his first court appearance to face the seven charges that same day.

He has been charged with attempted murder and four assault and weapons charges, as well as two counts of failing to comply with probation.