Police lay attempted murder charge in connection to University of Waterloo stabbings



Waterloo Regional Police say the man accused in stabbing attack at the University of Waterloo has had an additional charge laid against him.

Police say that they laid an additional charge of attempt to commit murder against Geovanny Villalba-Aleman in in connection to the triple stabbing at the school.

The 24-year-old former international student is also facing a number of other charges in connection to the incident including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and mischief under $5,000.

Police have said that on June 24 a man walked into a classroom at the university and confirmed that it was a gender studies class before he allegedly pulled out two knives and stabbed the professor and a couple of other people.

Three injured were sent to hospital in the incident, which has been described by police as a hate-motivated attack.


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