Toronto police say a man has been charged with attempted murder after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed at Ashbridge’s Bay Park on Saturday.
Emergency crews responded to the area at 9:16 p.m.
Police tweeted that one person was stabbed and added that there was a “very large crowd” on the beach.
Police said in a news release Sunday that officers observed people firing Roman candle fireworks at other people and a fight broke out as a result.
Officers said that during the fight, a man pulled out an “edged weapon” and stabbed a 16-year-old boy several times.
The victim was left unconscious and was rushed to hospital.
Paramedics initially told Global News they transported a victim in his 20s to a trauma centre with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the suspect fled but was caught by officers. The weapon was recovered, police added.
Livingston Bromwell, 24, of St. Catharines has been charged with attempted murder.
A police spokesperson said there were thousands of people in the area at the time of the incident, but wasn’t able to confirm if there was a party. The mounted unit was sent in to help disperse the crowd and most were cooperative.
Police said that while officers were responding to the stabbing, they saw two males shooting Roman candles at other people in the large crowd.
No one was seriously injured. Two 16-year-old Toronto boys were arrested and charged with assault with a weapon.