Toronto woman charged with attempted murder after downtown streetcar stabbing

TORONTO — A Toronto woman has been charged with attempted murder and other offences after a stabbing on a city streetcar left another woman with injuries to her head and face.

Toronto police say officers were called around 2 p.m. on Tuesday to a streetcar just south of a busy section of the city's Bloor Street and found a 23-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds.

They say an unknown woman approached the victim and allegedly stabbed her several times.

The victim was taken to hospital with what police called life-altering injuries.

Police say a 43-year-old Toronto woman was arrested at the scene and has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon, among other charges.

The stabbing was the latest case of violence on Toronto transit – in recent days, two uniformed TTC workers were assaulted on their way to work, a TTC driver was shot with a BB gun, and a person wearing a religious head covering was hit at a subway station in an alleged hate-motivated assault.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 25, 2023.

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