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Heavy police presence at Square One mall, child rushed to hospital

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One child has been taken to hospital and several others are in custody following reports of a possible stabbing, Peel Police said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Police say multiple people in custody after possible stabbing, public asked to avoid area

A Peel Regional Police shoulder patch is seen in Mississauga on July 1, 2023.
One child has been taken to hospital and several others are in custody following reports of a possible stabbing, Peel Police said. (Arlyn McAdorey/The Canadian Press)

A boy is in hospital, according to paramedics, and multiple people are in custody following reports of a possible stabbing at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, police say.

Peel Regional Police say there is a ‘significant’ police presence at the mall and are asking the public to avoid the area if possible. 

Peel EMS said the child suffered “serious injuries from a penetrating trauma,” but could not confirm whether the injuries were due to a stabbing.

The child’s age has not been released.

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