A City of Toronto social worker is recovering in hospital after she was stabbed on Tuesday while on shift at an interim housing apartment in midtown.
Emergency crews responded to a call for a stabbing on Broadway Avenue, near Yonge Street, around 7 p.m.
Police said the suspect, 55-year-old Darren Hynes, stabbed the woman and then rushed at other staff while brandishing a knife.
Building security was notified and held the man until police arrived.
The victim was rushed to a trauma centre with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Hynes, who is believed to be a client of the program, was taken into custody by police and faces a charge of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and weapons dangerous.
The building currently houses 150 clients until September, when it’s set to be redeveloped.
The City said they’re conducting a full review of the incident as they work with Toronto police.