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Man charged in double stabbing at rooming house

05/07/2012 01:16 EDT | Updated 07/07/2012 05:12 EDT

Toronto police have arrested a male suspect in connection with a double stabbing at a crowded rooming house in the city’s west end.

Police were called to a house on Halesia Drive, near Finch Avenue West and Highway 27, where two men were stabbed on Monday morning.

Police allege that a male suspect approached a 44-year-old man in his bedroom and began stabbing him in the face and stomach, before the same suspect went to a different part of the home and stabbed a 62-year-old man “about the head.”

The victims escaped the house and called police.

Madeline Moyle was out for a morning walk when she saw the two victims outside the home while another man was walking away from the scene.

“They looked like they were both in pain,” Moyle told CBC News.

Both victims were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police initially surrounded the rooming house where the stabbing occurred while they were under the impression that another suspect was inside. However, that turned out not to be the case.

Toronto police Det. Rich Petrie told CBC News that the male suspect was found on a nearby street and taken into custody.

A 28-year-old Toronto man now faces seven charges, including threatening death, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon.

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