Media - Stabbing on campus

Posted on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

On Friday November 21, 2014, the Guelph Police and GWEMS were called to the University of Guelph where it was reported that a male university student had been stabbed. The Investigative Services Unit took over this investigation and it has been determined that this was a targeted robbery and at no time were there any concerns for student safety or public safety. The suspect was not a university of Guelph student, and it was learned that he has recently moved to the Guelph area, from Mississauga.

Investigative Update:

The investigative team worked diligently throughout the weekend and at 1:00 p.m. on November 23, 2014, an 18-year-old male, was arrested. He has been charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, possession of stolen property and weapons dangerous to the public peace. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing on November 24, 2014. 

Victim Status:

The victim in this incident remains in a stable condition in a Hamilton hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim will be undergoing corrective surgery in the next few days. This investigation is ongoing, and the Guelph Police would ask that anyone with information in relation to this case is asked to contact D/Cst Tang 519-824-1212 ext. 7343 or anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at

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