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Bail hearing postponed for accused in subway knife attack

Cassim Celani Cummings, 20, is accused of stabbing a passenger on the Yonge subway on Feb. 27, 2013. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

The man allegedly responsible for an unprovoked knife attack on the subway last week has had his bail hearing postponed for about a week.

Cassim Cummings, 20, was joined by his mother and aunt during a brief appearance on Monday morning. His hearing was put over until March 12.

Cummings’ lawyer Warren Singer asked in court Monday that his client be allowed to see medical staff for prescription drugs.

Cummings is facing several charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault, after a 35-year-old Barrie man was slashed in the neck last Wednesday night on a southbound train approaching Davisville station.

The victim, whose name hasn’t been disclosed, suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

Police say Cummings boarded the train at Eglinton station around 10 p.m. and allegedly began yelling at and harassing other riders. The victim was slashed when he stood up as the suspect approached, police claim.

Authorities allege the accused may be responsible for other attacks across the city and could face more charges.