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Oshawa man charged with sword attack

Toronto Sun crime reporter Chris Doucette. (Sun files)

By Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun

(CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI AGENCY)

(CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI AGENCY)

TORONTO - 

An Oshawa man is accused of attacking and robbing another man in Oshawa while armed with a sword earlier this week.

Durham Regional Police say officers responded on Tuesday, around 3:30 a.m., after receiving a 911 call about a violent robbery in a home near Harmony Rd. N. and Taunton Rd. E.

"The victim, a 32-year-old Oshawa man, had been attacked by a known (assailant) in his house," Sgt. Bill Calder said.

He said the attacker "punched the victim and pushed him down a set of stairs before striking him with a sword and then hitting him on the head with a metal statue."

The assailant allegedly stole the victim’s cash and cellphone while continuing to assault him until he managed to escape through a basement window and call police.

Officers located and arrested a suspect in the area soon after. A quantity of drugs was allegedly found on the accused man.

"The victim was treated at a local hospital for his injuries," Calder said.

Gordon Young, 32, of Oshawa, is charged with robbery, assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement, possession of weapons dangerous, possession of marihuana, possession of cocaine and Driving while under suspension.


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