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Accused in double stabbing at military recruitment centre in Toronto fit to stand trial

WATCH ABOVE: Terror-related charges laid for suspect in military recruitment centre attack

TORONTO – A man accused of stabbing soldiers at a Toronto military recruitment centre in March has been found fit to stand trial.

Ayanle Hassan Ali, a 27-year-old born in Montreal, allegedly stabbed several soldiers inside the recruitment centre, sending two to hospital. Nobody was killed in the attack.

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In May, he was found unfit to stand trial just hours after the RCMP laid terrorism charges in the case. That ruling was handed down following a two-month psychiatric assessment.

Judge Riun Shandler of the Ontario Court of Justice ordered Ali to undergo 60 days of treatment in a bid to improve his condition and leave him able to stand trial.

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Ali faces a raft of charges.

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The RCMP charged him with three counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault causing bodily harm, three counts of assault using a weapon and one count of carrying a weapon dangerous to the public, all for the benefit of a terrorist organization.

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