It is alleged that:
– on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at approximately 4:30 p.m., an 18-year-old parishioner entered Calvary Church, 746 Pape Avenue
– without provocation, the 18-year-old stabbed a 25-year-old man sitting in the pew next to him
– the assault was stopped by fellow parishioners who restrained and held the man for police
The 25-year-old man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The 18-year-old has been identified as Yonatan Tesfaldet, of Brampton. He is charged with:
1) Attempt murder
2) Aggravated assault
3) Possession of a weapon – dangerous to public peace
He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park, courtroom 507, on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 10 a.m.
The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the parishioners for their assistance.