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