Toronto police stabbing: union calls for 'maximum weight of the law' as man charged with attack on cops

HELEN GREGORY

THE Police Association of NSW is demanding people who attack emergency services workers face the "maximum weight of the law", following the alleged stabbing of two officers at Toronto.

Police allege a man was driving east on The Boulevarde around 1pm on Sunday when he got out of the car, approached another vehicle with two women inside and started stabbing it.

Two male senior constables working in the nearby police station responded to a Triple Zero call and attended the nearby service station at the corner of Cary Street. Police said a man with two knives approached the officers, who used pepper spray and batons.

"A number of shots were discharged by police; however, the man was uninjured, and two officers suffered stab wounds - one to the leg and the other to the hand," police said in a statement.

The officers were taken to John Hunter Hospital, where they remained in a stable condition on Sunday.

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