Machete attack leaves woman dead in Scarborough

Machete attack leaves woman dead in Scarborough

Toronto police say a woman is dead after she was attacked by a man wielding a machete in Scarborough Wednesday night.

At 6:30 p.m. police reported on Twitter that a man had been seen running around with a machete by Morrish and Ellesmere Rds. Police say he fled in a silver car after he left a woman with serious injuries on the ground.

Just after 7 p.m. police say, the woman was pronounced dead and that a man was being held in custody.

Duty Inspector Stacey Davis told reporters at the scene that they started receiving calls from onlookers after a women in her 30s was struck by a man the same age at about 6:15 p.m. Davis said the woman lived in the area.

“He left the scene in his vehicle and drove to 42 Division where he turned himself in,” she said. “The victim was chased up a cat-walk area and came to rest on someone’s driveway.”

Davis said police are still searching for the weapon and other witnesses.

“There is no further concern for public safety at this time,” Davis said.

Const. David Hopkinson told The Star their homicide unit has launched an investigation.


Miriam Lafontaine is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @mirilafontaine

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