March 7, 2018 2:42 pm

Second youth charged with attempted murder after teen stabbed in East York

Police said two boys stabbed the victim and ran off when witnesses tried to intervene.

Don Mitchell / Global News Radio 640 Toronto
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A second youth wanted in connection with a stabbing in East York that left a 16-year-old boy with serious injuries has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Toronto police said they responded to a call of a stabbing around 3:17 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the area of Coxwell Avenue and Cosburn Avenue.

Emergency crews located the boy at a bus stop with stab wounds. He was transported to a trauma centre with serious injuries.

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The Toronto District School Board said the victim is a student at East York Collegiate Institute.

Police said two youths were looking for the victim prior to the stabbing and fled the scene when witnesses tried to intervene.

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Authorities said one of the two suspects, a 17-year-old boy, was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with attempted murder.

Police said the second suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was arrested on March 5 and charged attempted murder, robbery with an offensive weapon and possession of a weapon.

The suspects cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.

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