Three die in crossbow attack in Toronto, man in custody

August 26, 2016 02:03

TORONTO - Three people were killed in an attack involving a crossbow in Toronto's east end on Thursday and a man was taken into custody, a police spokesman said.

Police also evacuated a building in Toronto's downtown core later in the day due to a suspicious package in an incident related to the crossbow deaths, Detective Mike Carbone told a news conference. He gave no details on how it was related or what the package contained.

In the initial incident, police responding to a call about a stabbing found three people who appeared to have been injured by crossbow bolts, said another police spokesman David Hopkinson. The two men and a woman were pronounced dead.

"We don't have any idea with regards to why this may have happened," said Hopkinson.

CTV News, citing emergency services, said two other people were seriously injured.

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