A 17-year-old man from Greater Sudbury was charged with attempted murder in Medina Lane on Sept. 15, Greater Sudbury Police said in a press release on Thursday.
The teenager, who cannot be identified under the Juvenile Criminal Law Act, was due to go to court on bail Thursday.
Detectives this week identified the 17-year-old as a suspect in the attack on a 26-year-old woman who walked on a path off Medina Lane last week and brought her to the hospital with serious injuries. Police had distributed two different photos of the suspect in the days following the incident in hopes that the public could help identify him.
Members of the Break Enter and Robbery Unit of the GSPS Integrated Crime Section, assisted by patrol officers, located and arrested the youth on Elgin Street in downtown Sudbury at 12:40 p.m. on Thursday
He was charged with carrying a hidden weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, attempting to commit murder, failing to comply with the release order, and failing to comply with the sentence.
Police were called in the Medina Lane area around 8:30 p.m. on September 15 following a reported attack.
“The information provided said that an unknown person stabbed a woman while she was walking away from Medina Lane,” the police said in a press release.
“It was found that an unknown person approached two women walking along the path and knocked one of the women to the ground while she was stabbing her. The person fled on foot before the police arrived. “