Incident Summary:

03/14/2016: An assailant stabbed soldiers at a military recruitment center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Two soldiers were injured in the attack. An individual, identified as Ayanle Hassan Ali, claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that Allah told him to carry out the attack.

GTD ID:
201603140054

When:
2016-03-14

Country:
Canada

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ontario

City:
Toronto

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Yonge and Sheppard building.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Canadian Armed Forces
Specific Description Recruiting Station
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A knife was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Canadian who attacked army recruiters charged with terrorism," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, May 31, 2016."
"Canada: Toronto Stabbing Being Probed as 'Possible Act of Terrorism'," CBCnews.ca, March 15, 2016."
"Canada says military stabbing appears to be isolated incident," Reuters Canada, March 15, 2016."