Three people have died from “crossbow bolt injuries” in an incident east of downtown Toronto Thursday afternoon and police have taken a 35-year-old man into custody.
Toronto police responded to a home near Lawndale Road and Argo Road, in the Eglinton Avenue East and Markham Road area, just before 1 p.m. for a reported stabbing.
On scene Lawndale Road 3 people dead. Stab wounds. Crossbow found on scene. pic.twitter.com/840uiyGZ8l
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Toronto Paramedic Services confirmed to Global News they treated two males and a female with serious injuries at the scene and they were later pronounced dead.
“We arrived to find people suffering injuries we believed from a crossbow bolt. Whether they were shot by that bolt, we don’t know yet, we haven’t investigated,” said Toronto police spokesperson Const. David Hopkinson.
“We’ve taken one person into custody and homicide [detectives], as is our protocol whenever there’s a suspicious death, have been called in to investigate. So they’ll make their determination from what they find at the scene.”
Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu told Global News investigators had recovered a crossbow at the scene, but could not confirm if it was used as a weapon in the incident.
Police said a 35-year-old man has been taken into custody and treated in hospital for undisclosed injuries.
A number of the surrounding roads in the area have been closed pending further investigation.
No further information has been released on the identities of the man in custody or the deceased.