Boy, 14, charged with attempted murder after laneway stabbing in Toronto

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RELATED: Police are investigating after a teenager was stabbed in the Ossington Avenue and Harbord Street area of Toronto. – Jan 9, 2023

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder as the result of an investigation into a stabbing in a Toronto laneway.

On Jan. 9 at around midday, Toronto police attended a reported stabbing in the area of Ossington Avenue and Harbord Street.

A 17-year-old was with a group of young people when an altercation broke out, police said.

The 17-year-old was stabbed and taken to hospital in life-threatening condition. He is now stable, police said.

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Police said that, on Jan. 20, officers identified the person they believe was responsible for the stabbing.

A 14-year-old boy faces nine charges, including attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a schedule one substance for the purpose of trafficking.

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He is due to appear in court on Jan. 26.

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