Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Brampton: police

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Brampton, Ont., police say.

In a press release issued Wednesday, Peel Regional Police said on Jan. 15, at around 1 p.m., the victim and suspect were in a common area of a residential building in the area of Laurelcrest Street and Queen Street East.

Police say the two did not know each other.

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Officers allege the suspect stabbed the victim before leaving the building.

Peel paramedics told Global News that they treated a man in his 50s with stab wounds to the neck.

According to police, the victim was transported to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.

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“His condition has since stabilized and his injuries are now considered non-life-threatening,” the release reads.

Officers say the suspect was located at a nearby residence and was arrested.

Police say 27-year-old Thain Bennett of Hamilton was charged with attempted murder, and had his statutory release revoked.

Officers say Bennett was held pending a bail hearing and appeared in court on Sunday.

— with a file from Global News’ Kabi Moulitharan

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