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Student charged in University of Waterloo stabbing that injured three

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June 29, 2023
By The Canadian Press

Health & Safety University of Waterloo workplace violence

Police say a 24-year-old University of Waterloo student has been charged in what they’re calling 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 the Wednesday afternoon attack was a hate-motivated incident related to gender expression and gender identity.

A 38-year-old female professor, a 20-year-old female student and 19-year-old male student were sent to 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 arrested.


He appeared in court for a bail hearing today.


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