Woman killed in apparent machete attack in Scarborough, suspect in custody

BT Toronto | posted Thursday, Sep 12th, 2019

A woman in her 30s has died after an apparent machete attack in Scarborough, Toronto police confirm.

Earlier, Toronto police tweeted that a man was seen running around with a machete in the Morrish and Ellesmere roads area.

He reportedly struck a woman who lived in the area several times in the driveway of a home and then fled in a silver car.

The victim’s injuries were initially described as “very serious” but in an update police said she was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Insp. Stacey Davis said the victim and suspect are known to each other and they had a “previous domestic relationship.”

The suspect, also in his 30s, drove to 42 Division and turned himself in shortly after the incident. There are no other suspects being sought and no further danger to the public.

The homicide unit has been called in to investigate.

Any witnesses are asked to come forward with information or video footage.

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