Police investigate triple homicide in west Toronto, suspect in custody

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TORONTO — Toronto police say a suspect is in custody after a triple homicide in the city’s west end.

Police say emergency officials responded to a call Monday night at a townhouse complex (65 Old Burnhamthorpe Road) and found three bodies.

It’s unclear how long they had been there.

Insp. Tim Crone says officers called to the townhouse quickly realized it was a triple homicide.

“When the officers arrived on the scene, they immediately confirmed this was a crime scene and we had three deceased people within the house.“

Crone says a suspect was found in a nearby ravine armed with a knife.

“There was a brief standoff with the suspect. He was armed. We negotiated with the suspect over a short period of time and subsequently he surrendered.“

No names have been released and police had not yet indicated what charges were to be laid against the suspect.

Police continued to canvas for witnesses late into the night and to see if any other suspects may have been involved.

“It’s still very early in the investigation,” said Crone. “Homicide has taken over as the lead investigators for the scene.” (NewsTalk1010)

Geographic location: Toronto, 65 Old Burnhamthorpe Road

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