Halloween stabbing shocks Waterloo

Photo by Will Huang
Photo by Will Huang

A Halloween party at 160A Weber Street North on October 30 was cut short after two masked men with knives injured three men and one woman. The injures were minor, but three of the victims were taken to the hospital and one was treated on site.

The call came in at around 1 a.m., and according to Waterloo Regional Police, the attack was not random.

Staff sergeant Michael Haffner said the attackers were known by the victims. There have been no updates thus far and WRPS are still trying to obtain statements and information from all individuals involved.

The suspects are described to be two males with brown skin and black hair, ranging from 5’5 to 6’ tall.

Alexandra Szydlowski, fifth-year English and French student at Wilfrid Laurier University, lives a few minutes away from the scene and saw emergency services during the night of the attack.

While Szydlowski has no affiliation with the residents at 160A Weber, she said the event was a wake-up call.

“It was a little bit troubling to hear about [the attack], but I mean ultimately, it comes down to the people you associate yourself with … and being smart and aware.”

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