London Police say an adult male was taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries Sunday night in connection to a stabbing incident, the fifth in the city in less than 48 hours and the seventh in less than two weeks, at a residence on Langarth Street.
Police were called to the scene around 7:46 p.m. after reports a man had been stabbed by another adult male who was known to him.
At the scene, officers arrested the suspect and located the knife involved. No suspects are outstanding, police said.
It’s just the latest stabbing incident reported over the weekend by London Police.
In total, seven men were stabbed, one fatally, in five separate stabbing incidents throughout the city in a period of time spanning early Saturday morning to Sunday evening.
Two of the incidents police investigated were double stabbings, and four out of five incidents involved the stabbing victim and the accused knowing each other. In all of the incidents, police located the knives involved.
The weekend’s first stabbing incident, and the city’s second homicide of the year, saw a 21-year-old man fatally stabbed near the intersection of Clarence St. and Dufferin Ave. around 3 a.m. on Saturday. Police on Sunday identified the victim as Dakoda Marcus Martin.
A second male victim, aged 32, suffered non-life threatening injuries and has since been treated and released from hospital.
Police say 32-year-old Jeremy Reddick is facing one count of second-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault in connection to the incident.
Later Saturday evening, around 8:45 p.m., emergency crews were called to the American Motel at 2031 Dundas St. for a report of a stabbing.
At the scene, officers located two adult males suffering from stab wounds. One of the men was said to have been stabbed in the abdomen, the other twice in the back. Both were taken to hospital for their injuries, described as non-life threatening. Both remained there as of Sunday morning, police said.
An unidentified 18-year-old London woman was charged with two counts of aggravated assault in the incident. The woman’s identity is not being released as it may identify one of the victims, police said.
On Sunday, police investigated three additional stabbing incidents in a span of about 12 hours.
The first incident saw police called to the scene of a violent spree on Fleming Drive around 6:49 a.m. Police took a suspect into custody in the incident which saw one man bitten, and another suffer a non-life threatening stab wound. One woman was also assaulted.
About six hours later, around 12:39 p.m., officers responded to the scene of Dundas St. and William St. and located a male suffering from stab wounds. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and was not taken to hospital, police said. An unidentified adult female was taken into custody at the scene.
This weekend’s incidents also come on the heels of two separate stabbing incidents in the city in the past two weeks.
A male youth sustained non-life threatening injuries on the evening of May 16 when he was stabbed by a male on a bicycle in the area of Highbury Ave. and Huron St.
In that case, a 16-year-old male is facing a charge of Assault causing bodily harm.
The following afternoon, a male in his twenties was seriously wounded when he was stabbed multiple times at an apartment building on Southdale Road. The victim was located in a washroom off of the main lobby, and was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police said.
In that case, a male suspect, identified as 21-year-old Alejandro Esteban Tapia, remains at large, wanted on a charge of Aggravated Assault and Weapons Dangerous to Public Peace.
Anyone with information about any of the aforementioned incidents is asked to contact London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
With files from Matthew Trevithick, Tom Fraser, and Travis Dolynny.