Update: Teen charged after alleged stabbing of 79-year-old woman in Oakville


A 15-year-old male from the York Region was arrested Wednesday (June 3), hours after Halton police responded to an alleged stabbing at a residence on Melvin Ave in Oakville.

The victim, who is recovering in hospital, was a 79-year-old woman known to the teen, according to police.

Halton Regional Police thanked Go Transit and Peel Police for their assistance in locating the suspect.

Just after 9 a.m., Halton Regional Police tweeted that they were in the area of Melvin Ave after a teenage male reportedly attacked a 79-year-old woman in a residence.

Police originally indicated that the suspect was 13-years-old but later said the male was 15.

He was described as a thin, white male with blonde shoulder-length hair.

Police said the suspect is wearing all black and advised residents to not approach the teen as he is considered dangerous.

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