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UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder after office stabbing

Police say 47 year old Chuang ‘Ray’ Li was in process of being fired when attack happened.

A 47-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after four people were stabbed in a North York office building. 

Police were called to 4110 Yonge St, north of York Mills Rd, at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

Det Dan Darnbrough says an employee was in the process of being fired when he attacked two of his superiors, stabbing them. 

Darnbrough says a third manager then ran over and was also stabbed. 

When a group of employees rushed to subdue the suspect, a fourth person was knifed in the upper arm. 

One of the managers, a woman, is still in critical condition in hospital. 

Det Darnbrough says police are still unsure whether the weapon used was a knife or scissors. 

When police arrived, they arrested the suspect. He was escorted into a police car with blood on his hands. When he turned his head towards a CTV camera, he smiled and nodded. 

Chuang Li now faces 11 charges, including three counts of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated assault, and four counts of assault with a weapon. 

Ceridian Dayforce, the HR company where the stabbing took place, released the following statement on Wednesday afternoon:

ATTENTION MEDIA: 

Please make statement attributable to David Ossip, Chief Executive Officer and Dave MacKay, President, Ceridian

Statement

Ceridian’s first concern is always the safety and well-being of our employees. At approximately 9:30 a.m. today, four Ceridian employees were attacked by a former employee at our Toronto office.

Out of respect for the privacy of the individual and their family, we are not able to share or comment on the specifics of the individual’s condition but all four employees are being treated by medical experts at area hospitals.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. As you might imagine, this is a very difficult time. The entire Ceridian family is shocked and deeply saddened by this incident.

We are working closely with the Toronto Police Department and are offering our full cooperation during their investigation. Because this incident is currently under investigation, we are not able to provide any additional information. Please contact the Public Information Officer with the Toronto Police Department at416-808-7100.


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  1. Frankie posted on 04/09/2014 04:47 PM
    Pretty awful situation. Waiting for idiot Adam Vaughan to recommend a ban on scissors.
  2. dama posted on 04/09/2014 05:15 PM
    Why am I not surprised by this !!!

    Because companies are playing with livelihood of its employees
    once you are not needed, you are discarded(terminated/aid off) and
    happened that this guy is not taking it sitting down.
    1. Jack posted on 04/09/2014 06:17 PM
      @dama So, you're saying that being fired is justification for going on a murder spree? You're a special kind of stupid, aren't you.
    2. dama posted on 04/09/2014 06:21 PM
      @Jack You're jewish aren't you?
    3. Karl Burgin posted on 04/09/2014 06:28 PM
      @Jack If enough people stabbed and shot their co workers when they were getting fired we'd have no problem with unemployment in Canada. Rather than downsize, have a few disgruntled workers go postal and kill off the surplus workers.

      No EI, no severance packages, no people looking for work.

      So, yes...killing people when you're getting fired is good for the economy, eliminates unions, reduces costs.

      Wish we had more people going postal, god knows the economy needs them.
    4. kenfromcanada posted on 04/09/2014 07:36 PM
      @dama You another donny p(utz) puppet profile?
    5. contiki posted on 04/09/2014 08:11 PM
      @Karl Burgin Be careful what you wish for. Dissatisfied clients can go postal also.
  3. dama posted on 04/09/2014 06:12 PM
    Studies show that a person is stabbed every 51 seconds in Canada....

    ...wow, that is one very unlucky guy.
  4. faith posted on 04/10/2014 06:53 PM
    I don't think this incidence is caused by simply firing the person. Perhaps the person's anger is caused over time by these heartless managers who are abusive of their powers. Ceridian is not the only place. This happens everywhere even at my workplace at CIBC...and at human resources!! Can you believe that?! The institution is great, it's the people who are in power and who abuse their power make one's life the worse. I thank God that he continue to hold my sanity.
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