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Husband stabs wife, child in domestic violence incident

Durham Police yesterday said a male is in custody and two people are recovering following a stabbing at a residence in Oshawa.

On Sunday, May 5, members of East Division responded to a residence in the area of Adelaide Avenue East and Townline Road North following reports of a stabbing.

Information was received that the female victim was stabbed by her husband during a domestic altercation. During the assault, an adult child of the accused tried to intervene and was also stabbed, said a police report.

Although she sustained significant injuries, the victim was able to flee to a nearby residence for help.

She was transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre in stable condition. The adult child was transported to a local-area hospital also in stable condition, police said.

A 54-year-old male of No Fixed Address was charged with Assault with a Weapon x2, Aggravated Assault, Possession of Weapon for Committing an Offence and Assault Cause Bodily Harm. He was held for a bail hearing.

The accused’s name is being withheld to protect the victims’ identities.

Police said domestic violence can take many forms, including physical, emotional, financial, and psychological abuse. It knows no boundaries and can impact people of all ages, genders, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This incident serves as a crucial reminder that we must come together as a community to support those affected by domestic violence and work towards creating safer environments for everyone.

“If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence please reach out for help. For information and resources available please visit:

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Musial of the Intimate Partner Violence Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5311.

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