Woman killed in stabbing onboard Toronto subway train identified, wasn't known to suspect: police

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police have identified 31-year-old Vanessa Kurpiewska as the woman who was fatally stabbed onboard a subway train on Thursday. Police also said the woman and the suspect did not know each other. Catherine McDonald has the details.

Toronto police have identified a 31-year-old woman who was fatally stabbed onboard a subway train and officers say she and the suspect didn’t know each other.

Police said on Thursday afternoon, officers responded to High Park Subway Station for reports of a stabbing.

Investigators said a man had stabbed two women on a subway train.

One woman was taken to hospital where she later died from her injuries. Police have now identified her as 31-year-old Vanessa Kurpiewska.

A 37-year-old woman was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She has since been released from hospital, police said.

Officers found the suspect at the subway station and he was arrested.

Police on scene following a fatal stabbing at High Park subway station on Dec. 8, 2022.

Police on scene following a fatal stabbing at High Park subway station on Dec. 8, 2022.

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The accused has been identified as 52-year-old Neng Jia Jin. He faces a first-degree murder charge and an attempted murder charge.

Police said the victims and the suspect were not known to each other.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) issued a statement Thursday and said its thoughts are “with the victims and their families, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.”

The TTC said the safety of its customers and employees is “paramount to all the TTC does.”

Police on scene following a fatal stabbing at High Park subway station on Dec. 8, 2022.

Police on scene following a fatal stabbing at High Park subway station on Dec. 8, 2022.

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