Durham police have apprehended a 35-year-old man following a violent incident that took place in the vicinity of a Whitby elementary school. The incident, which occurred around 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday, involved a stabbing near the intersection of Millstone Crescent and Forest Heights Street.
Contrary to initial concerns, the stabbing did not occur within the school premises of Ormiston Public School. Law enforcement officials, upon arrival at the scene, discovered two adult males who had sustained stab wounds. Fortunately, the injuries were serious but not life-threatening.
The unidentified suspect was taken into custody without resistance, effectively ending the immediate threat. Both the wounded victim and the perpetrator were subsequently transported to a local hospital for medical attention.
Authorities have since identified and charged Andre Schugt, a 35-year-old resident of Whitby, with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for the purposes of committing an offense. Schugt is being held for a bail hearing as the investigation progresses.
If you have any valuable information about this incident, the Durham police strongly urge you to come forward and share it with them. Alternatively, you can provide anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Where did the stabbing take place?
A: The stabbing occurred near the intersection of Millstone Crescent and Forest Heights Street in Whitby, Ontario.
Q: Did the stabbing take place on school grounds?
A: No, the incident did not occur on the premises of Ormiston Public School. It happened nearby.
Q: Were there any fatalities?
A: Luckily, both the victim and the suspect survived the incident. They were taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
Q: Who was the suspect?
A: The suspect is Andre Schugt, a 35-year-old resident of Whitby, Ontario.
Q: What charges has the suspect been charged with?
A: Andre Schugt has been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for committing an offense.
Q: Can I provide information about this incident?
A: Yes, if you have any information about the incident, please contact the Durham police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.