TORONTO – The suspect charged with stabbing two soldiers at a military recruitment centre is due to appear at a bail hearing in a Toronto court this morning.
Ayanle Hassan Ali, 27, faces nine charges, including three counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
The two soldiers suffered minor wounds in the attack last Monday.
During a brief court appearance on Tuesday, Ali – who was born in Montreal and moved to Toronto five years ago – stared at the floor and spoke in a voice barely above a whisper.
At that hearing, neither the Crown nor defence lawyer David Burke asked for Ali to undergo a psychiatric examination, however, Burke has said he might ask for bail today.
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders has said that while at the scene of Monday’s attack, Ali stated that “’Allah told me to do this; Allah told me to come here and kill people.”’