Woman dead after machete attack in east-end Toronto, suspect in custody: police

WATCH ABOVE: A woman is dead after she was allegedly stabbed with a machete on Wednesday evening. As Erica Vella reports, one man is in custody and police are continuing to investigate.

Toronto police say a woman is dead after being hit multiple times with a machete in the city’s east end Wednesday evening.

Police said emergency crews were called a property on Fishery Road, near Morrish and Ellesmere roads and west of Meadowvale Road, at around 6:25 p.m.

“Witnesses observed a male suspect running around chasing the female victim with a machete,” Duty Insp. Stacey Davis told reporters Wednesday evening.

“There substantial injuries to the victim.”

Man dead after being stabbed in central Toronto

Police said the woman, who lived in the neighbourhood and is believed to be in her 30s, died at the scene.

Davis said a male suspect wanted in connection with the incident drove to the 42 Division station and surrendered to police, noting the weapon used in the attack hasn’t been found yet. She said the woman and the man were in a “previous domestic relationship.”

Anyone with information about the incident or anyone in the area with surveillance video is asked to call the Toronto police homicide squad at 416-808-7400.

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