OTTAWA: Nabil Benhsaien accused of attacking five women with a hammer charged with five counts each of attempted murder

Accused in Ottawa hammer attacks convicted of flashing

Published on: March 16, 2015
Last Updated: March 16, 2015 3:16 PM EDT

Nabil Benhsaien has admitted flashing two men. But he’s facing more serious charges in hammer attacks against several women.Laurie Foster-MacLeod / Ottawa Citizen

A 37-year-old man accused of attacking five women with a hammer has been found guilty of flashing two men who tried to stop him from slashing tires.

On Oct. 1, 2013, Nabil Benhsaien pulled down his pants on Alpine Avenue and exposed his penis to two witnesses who followed him on foot after the tires on two vehicles were slashed.

One of the witnesses snapped a picture of Benhsaien as he flashed them before continuing to walk away.

Benhsaien was arrested a short time later and charged with mischief and committing an indecent act on Oct. 1, 2013.

He was released by a police officer on the scene on a promise to appear in court.

Benhsaien also faces charges in five hammer attacks dating back to 2010. He was charged with five counts each of attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, and possession of a weapon.

Raed Jaser talked about using sniper to kill prominent members of Canadian society and “rich Jews”

Alleged Via train plot unravelled after police encounter, trial hears

Raed Jaser recorded telling Chiheb Esseghaier and undercover agent to ‘get somebody else’

The Canadian Press Posted: Feb 10, 2015 8:53 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 10, 2015 7:10 PM ET

A brief brush with police triggered the unravelling of an alleged terror plot to derail a passenger train in the name of radical Islam, the trial for the two men suspected of masterminding the scheme heard Tuesday.

Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier still seemed determined to carry out an attack that would take people’s lives, court heard, but after the incident they had different ideas on how to do it.

Via rail terror plot suspectsChiheb Esseghaier, left, and Raed Jaser, centre, each face multiple terrorism-related charges in an alleged plot to derail a Via train. (Pam Davies/CBC)

Jaser and Esseghaier face multiple terror-related charges in the alleged plan to attack a train travelling from New York to Toronto. Not-guilty pleas have been entered for both men.

The first cracks in the alleged train plot appeared when they spent a day in September 2012 surveying a railway bridge they allegedly planned to sabotage with the help of an undercover FBI agent who gained their trust, court heard.

Secret audio recordings of conversations between the men which were played in court revealed the increasingly strained relationship between the two accused as Jaser expressed his concerns about their ability to damage the bridge.

Inquiry set to open in fatal shooting of Zaid Youssef and Michael Menjivar in North Etobicoke

Catholic school board to investigate midday deaths of teens near high school

CBC News Posted: Feb 10, 2015 10:03 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 10, 2015 10:03 PM ET

The shooting deaths of two Toronto high school students last year will be the subject a formal school board inquiry.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board will conduct three public meetings to gather input, scheduled Feb. 24, March 4 and March 25.

Zaid Youssef, 17, and Michael Menjivar, 15, were shot around midday on Oct. 6, 2014 behind an apartment building in North Etobicoke in the area of Dixon Road and Islington Avenue.

Witnesses said the shooting took place after a fight broke out in the parking lot of Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School and continued at nearby Fairhaven Park.

Yousseff was a student at Don Bosco while the younger teen attended North York’s James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School on Finch Avenue West, 12 kilometres northeast of the park.

A little over a week after the incident, police arrested and charged a 17-year-old boy with attempted murder and various weapons offences in connection with the shooting deaths.

TORONTO: Two men disguised in burkas rob jewellery store

Two men disguised in burkas rob Toronto jewellery store at gunpoint, hauling in $500K in merchandise

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The robbery occurred Tuesday and was caught on camera.

TPSThe robbery occurred Tuesday and was caught on camera.

Toronto police are asking for the public’s assistance identifying two men who robbed a jewellery store last month while wearing burkas.

Edmond Bakos, the owner of the York Mills-Leslie Street-area Mona-Clara Jewellers, said he didn’t think twice about the people who walked into his store on OCt. 14 until one them produced a handgun and demanded jewellery in a distinctly masculine voice.

“Three seconds after they walked in, they pulled out a gun and said, ‘It’s a holdup,’” Bakos said.

While one suspect emptied a display of jewellery into his handbag, the second went with a female staff member to lock the entrance.

The pair got away with about $500,000 in jewellery during the five-minute holdup, Holdup squad Staff-Insp. Mike Earl told reporters Wednesday. The robbery took place at about 11 a.m., at a “busy” mall plaza, he said.

Bakos described the incident as traumatic.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding the robbers. The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5”11 wearing black clothes.  The second suspect was also male, approximately 6”3 with no description of ethnicity.

TORONTO: T’neal David Ayodeji-Dinnall charged in Canada’s Wonderland killing

Man charged in Canada’s Wonderland killing

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An arrest has been made in an attack that left a man dead and another wounded at Canada’s Wonderland north of Toronto last month.

Police say they found the two male victims suffering from stab wounds in the early hours of Oct. 26.

One died at the scene, while the other was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Eighteen-year-old T’neal David Ayodeji-Dinnall of Toronto is charged with second-degree murder.

He is set to appear in Newmarket court today.

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Stabbing at Wonderland kills man, leaves another critical

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VANCOUVER: Sketch of sex assault and stabbing suspect released

Police say a 35-year-old woman was dragged into car, stabbed and sexually assaulted Saturday night

Vancouver sex assault and stabbing: suspect sketch released

CBC News Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:03 PM PT Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014 7:44 AM PT

Vancouver police have released a composite sketch of the man who allegedly dragged a 35-year-old woman into a car in an East Vancouver alley, then stabbed and sexually assaulted her.

The attack took place at around midnight on Saturday, when the woman was walking in the east lane of Joyce Street near Archimedes Street, a few blocks south of the Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain station.

She was approached by a man in an older-model dark bluish-green minivan that has tinted side windows and a sliding door on the passenger side.

Police say the man grabbed her and dragged her into the minivan, drove to an area near East 45th Avenue and Rupert Street, and then stabbed her and assaulted her.

“The victim managed to scream and fight off her attacker, but not before receiving serious injuries,” said Vancouver Police Department​ Const. Brian Montague.

The woman was released from hospital on Monday, police said.

VPD investigators believe the man responsible for the attack is in his mid-to-late-40s, possibly Middle Eastern, with an olive skin tone and a heavy, solid build. Interviews with the victim and other witnesses put him at six feet to six feet two inches tall and weighing 250 pounds.

Police say the suspect spoke with an accent and is believed to be balding, with a short, shaved fringe of black hair around the sides and back of his head.

Officers say they have received some tips from the public, but believe others must have seen or heard something in either of those locationsand are asking for those witnesses — including at least two drivers who went by East 45th Avenue near Rupert Street at around the time of the assault — to come forward.

Police are asking anyone who may know or have seen anything to contact the Vancouver Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0601.