Suspect in military stabbing case remanded in custody until next week
Ayanle Hassan Ali, 27, is seen in this courtroom sketch on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (John Mantha)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, March 24, 2016 11:56AM EDT
TORONTO -- A man charged in a double stabbing at an armed forces recruiting centre in Toronto was remanded in custody until next Wednesday.
Ayanle Hassan Ali, 27, appeared briefly in court Thursday dressed in a white T-shirt and grey pants.
His lawyer requested Ali receive medical attention as a precaution while in custody.
As Ali left the court, a crying woman pointed at him and said her son needed to eat. She declined to elaborate on her comments outside court.
Ali faces nine charges, including three counts of attempted murder, related to last week's incident.
Two soldiers were slightly injured when a man with a knife attacked them. Police said the man said afterward that Allah told him to do it.
Ali was born in Montreal and moved to Toronto five years ago.