WATERLOO, ONTARIO — Police say a man accused in a triple stabbing at a University of Waterloo gender studies class is now facing a charge of attempted murder.
Geovanny Villalba-Aleman had earlier been charged with three counts of aggravated assault, four counts of assault with a weapon and two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Waterloo Regional Police have alleged the stabbing was a hate-motivated attack.
Police have alleged the 24-year-old suspect walked into the gender studies class on June 28, asked the 38-year-old professor for the subject of the class and then attacked her with two large knives.
Two students – a 19-year-old man and 20-year-old woman – were also stabbed and police said the suspect then attempted to stab another person.
The stabbing victims sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Villalba-Aleman, a recently graduated international student at the university, was set to have a court hearing on Friday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 25, 2023.
The Canadian Press