College of Guelph scholar dealing with a number of prices in reference to Arboretum stabbing

A Guelph Police Service vehicle.A Guelph Police Service vehicle.

A University of Guelph student has been arrested in connection with a stabbing earlier this month at the Arboretum, Guelph Police Service said in a news release.

On Oct. 3 just after 5 pm, emergency services were called for an alleged assault on a trail. According to police, the victim sustained a minor stab wound to his arm and was treated and released. The suspectedly fled on foot.

It was originally believed the suspect and victim were unknown to each other; however, subsequent investigation has revealed that is not the case, said police. The ongoing investigation, with significant assistance from the University of Guelph’s Campus Safety Office, led to the identity of a suspect.

A 19-year-old Mississauga male turned himself into police Wednesday and has been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats. He is scheduled to appear in a Guelph court on Nov 22.

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