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Suspect barricades himself in home after allegedly stabbing woman in Markham

Last Updated Sep 23, 2019 at 10:37 am EDT

A York Regional Police badge is shown in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

A woman is in critical condition in hospital and a man has been arrested after a stabbing in Markham.

York police say they were called to a home on Briarwood Road near Warden Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.

They found a female victim with life-threatening stab wounds. The 59-year-old woman was taken to hospital where she underwent surgery.

The male suspect then barricaded himself in the residence. Police tactical units took around two and a half hours to take the suspect into custody and he was arrested.

The 23-year-old suspect is expected to appear in court today and will be charged with attempted murder.

Police aren’t releasing his name as it will identify the victim, but they aren’t commenting on the relationship between the two.