Sudbury Police Charge Second Person After Sunday's Downtown Stabbing Incident
Sudbury Police have more details regarding how they located the man responsible for the knife attack Downtown Sudbury by the transit hub earlier this week...Police say shortly after 5 pm Monday, Police found the suspect in a wooded area between Brady Street & St Raphael Street. 38 year-old Jonathan Cushing has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, among other offences. Also, Police have charged a 29 year-old woman with obstruct Police in relation to this matter.
A 38-year-old man suspected to be responsible for Sunday's Downtown stabbing attack has been arrested, according to Sudbury Police.
The man has been charged with attempted murder, weapons possession and uttering threats.
He will be in bail court this morning to answer to the charges. Meanwhile, at last check, the victim is in critical condition at HSN.
Just before 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2020, Police received a call from Transit Security at the downtown GOVA Transit Hub after a man entered the hub requiring medical attention for what appeared to be a stab wound. Transit Security Guards began life saving measures until City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services arrived on scene. The 30 year old man was transported to hospital by Paramedics where he remains in critical condition.
Through the investigation, it has been determined that the man was involved in a verbal altercation with another man leading to the assault that is believed to have taken place outside of 159 Cedar Street. The man responsible fled on foot prior to the injured man making his way into the Transit Hub for assistance.
This is believed to be an isolated incident and we have reason to believe that the involved individuals were known to each other. We do not believe there to be any threat to the general Public.
The man responsible for the attack is described as being around 5’9” tall, 145 lbs., with very little hair and was wearing dark clothes at the time of the incident.
Officers will be canvassing the area again today and Detectives will continue to review video surveillance footage collected from the downtown.
Police know that there were a number of witnesses to this incident and are asking anyone with information related to the incident to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 705-675-9171 extension 2372.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705- 222-TIPS, online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com
You may have seen some heavy Police presence Downtown Sudbury Sunday night...Officers were by the transit depot on Cedar Street after an assault. One 30 year-old man was taken to HSN with serious injuries & Police were forced to close a few nearby streets as a result. At last check, the transit depot was closed while Officers investigated. Police are still looking for witnesses...No word yet if the attacker has been caught.
The City sent out this Tweet Sunday night:
"The Downtown GOVA Transit Hub is closed for the remainder of the evening to assist with an investigation. Boarding and off-boarding of passengers will take place on Elm Street. The Hub is expected to open tomorrow morning, as scheduled."
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