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Attacker stabs 3 people at the University of Waterloo

Waterloo Regional Police said that one person was arrested and three were taken to the hospital after a stabbing attack inside a gender studies classroom at the University of Waterloo.


The three victims, two women and one man, are in non-life-threatening conditions. They include two students and a professor.


Police reported today that the attacker is also a 24-year-old student at the University of Waterloo and has been charged with what they described as a hate-motivated triple stabbing during a gender studies class.


Waterloo Regional Police say Geovanny Villalba-Aleman faces three counts of aggravated assault, four counts of assault with a weapon, and two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.


Investigators believe that Wednesday afternoon's attack was a hate-motivated incident related to gender expression, which is why the attacker targeted a gender studies class that had approximately 40 students at the time of the incident.


During a press conference, Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) Superintendent Shaena Morris confirmed that the alleged attacker is a member of the university community.

A 38-year-old professor, a 20-year-old student, and a 19-year-old student were sent to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.


Police say the accused, who is an international student, was found in the building after the stabbing and was arrested.

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